Kolkata: After the successful completion of the first two batches of the project, ‘Sukanya’ that was taken up to provide self-defence training to schoolgirls, the Bidhannagar, Barrackpore and Howrah Police Commissionerates have now taken steps to start the third batch.
Participants of all the three commissionerates will be felicitated at a programme to be held at Howrah Sarat Sadan on March 28, Wednesday. They will be given certificates.
It may be mentioned that the Sukanya project for all these three commissionerates was launched in July 2017. The project was introduced in the three commissionerates after it became immensely successful in Kolkata.
It is one of the dream projects of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the initiative has provided an international platform to the girls who underwent self-defence training. Six girls had participated in the Kickboxing World Cup in 2016 held in Russia and won five gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes.
In the first phase, girl students of 26 schools in the jurisdiction of the three police commissionerates underwent training and they will be performing at the March 28.