Bhubaneswar:4/1/18;The first batch of twenty five girls from various slums from the Bhubaneswar Town Centre District (BTCD) area today successfully completed the 10 days self-defence training module,at city-based Utkal Karate School.
The training was imparted as part of Socially Smart Bhubaneswar initiative of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
On successful completion of the 10 days programme, the girls hailing from various slum localities in the smart city district were awarded certificates and felicitated by Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena at a special function organized in the premises of Utkal Karate School, where the training sessions were conducted over last 10 days. Of the twenty five girls who completed the training today nine each are from Press Colony Jagannath Basti and Shantui Palli Basti while five are from Telugu Basti in Saheed Nagar and two from Maszid Colony. The second batch of 32 girls, also from various slums of BTCD, attended the function as part of their orientation programme for the self-defence training. These girls will start the training in self-defence from tomorrow for 10 days which will be followed by eighth other similar batches totaling around 320 girls from 24 slums in BTCD area. The training is being held at Utkal Karate School, founded by famed Martial Art trainer Hari Prasad Pattnaik