By taking into the account the numerous physical assault against women and children, the District Panchayat has decided to provide taekwondo training in high schools for empowering girls in the city. The proposed scheme will be implemented in government high schools by different stages. Initially , the project will be started in 12 different schools ,identified by the civic body. The civic body is organising this programme with the association of DDE (Deputy Director of Education ) and District Taekwondo Associations. Officially, this programme will be inaugurated in the first week of the May.
The project is planned to impart taekwondo training to around 40 students of different schools initially , and later would be introduced to other high schools. The course is of 72 hour duration and those who successfully complete the course will be granted a merit certificate .The State Government has also sanctioned an amount of 5 lakh for this project in the last year budget.