An attempt was made by an NGO called SWAYAM, a youth rights and development oriented organization committed to ending violence against women and children by Vishal Muttemwar.They organized a Self Defence Workshop for Women-cum Karate Competition on October 6, 2013.
This was to empower girls and women and to teach them basics of self defence and to fight effectively against perpetrators of violence. 80 girls and women from all over the city attended this meet.
The meet that lasted for two hours had Vishal Muttemwar speaking of the recent increase in crime against women. Self defense and self protection are the most important and need-of-the-hour for women today.
In his address Vishal Muttemwar said that while we are celebrating Durga puja throughout the country and in Nagpur, women have a very sacred place in our Indian society as they are considered to be a form of Goddess Durga. However we see gory incidents of rape and sexual assaults which is not only against our religion against the basic principles of humanity.
The most common crime to happen to a girl or woman is rape, but it is more about the feeling of dominance from one person over another rather than actual sex. Assault on women is also a common crime because assailants assume women will be more passive and will not fight back. There are several crimes that girls/women are at risk of. They are rape, carjacking, purse snatching, stalking, threats, domestic violence, and crimes against children in their protection. When a woman’s safety is in danger, defending herself by fighting back is the most ethical decision she can make.
This was followed by president of Maharashtra Shikokan Sensei Ulhas Wagh, 4Dan Black-belt imparting techniques of self defence. He had his students namely Chaya Vaidya, Nutan Dhuldule and Juhi Khandagale, all Black-belt to assist him in imparting the techniques. The event also had a group from Pune called Great Warriors Martial Arts with Sensei Raju Borde and Sensei Amrut Kumar Patil along with their team namely Ashwini Jadhav, Ankita Konde, Amandeep Kaur, Om Ghule, Druval Save, Yogesh Naidu and Budha Bhushan Gaikwad who demonstrated skills of wielding various weapons like Stick, Dan-Patta, Sword, Spear, Axe etc.
This was followed by a karate competition of students and children.Vishal Khorke, Chakradhar Bhoyar, students of Ulhas Wagh worked hard to make the even a grand success.
Vishal Muttemwar, Dean of Ayurvedic Hospital Dr Mukawar, Secretary of Swayam Nitin Deshmukh, Teacher of Model School and Vice-President of Nagpur Congress Committee Subhash Kode and dignitaries were present on the occasion.