Dikshit for martial arts training for girls

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In the wake rising crimes against women, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday announced her government was willing to introduce training in martial arts for girls in all its schools.

“The government would like to offer this sort (martial arts) of training in more and more schools at the earliest in order to cover all government schools in a phased manner,” Dikshit said here.

She also said the government would also like to sanction nutritional support for the girls who would be trained in martial arts.

“The girls studying in Delhi government schools have become more competent as they are being imparted training in different martial arts initially in 60 government schools,” she said.

She was speaking at a function in Thyagraj Stadium where students Tuesday displayed their martial arts skills.

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