Govt to launch self-defence program for 1,800 women in J&K’s Kupwara

This is the second consecutive year when SPEFL-SC, a not-for-profit body linked to the skill development ministry, will conduct the self-defence programme for women in J&K.

Self-defence programme was earlier conducted in Kupwara in Oct-Nov 2022

The Sports, Physical Education, Fitness, and Leisure Skills Council (SPEFL-SC) will launch a self-defense program for women in the Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir from July 1 onwards, according to a release on June 26.

SPEFL-SC, which falls under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the National Skill Development Corporation, will conduct a 12-day self-defense training exercise. The program aims to train over 1,800 young women in the region.

This is the second consecutive year that SPEFL-SC will conduct the self-defense program for women in Kupwara. Last year, the council trained 300 women in the frontier district.

“After the overwhelming response we received in September-October last year, where around 300 women attended the course conducted in multiple batches, we will launch yet another comprehensive program this July that aims to educate nearly 2,000 young women on self-defense,” said Tahsin Zahid, CEO of SPEFL-SC.