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038 deepika Singh
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With an increase in the number of crimes against girls like kidnapping, molestation, sexual assault, the need to teach them self-defence has become a necessity rather than just an option. I believe that self defence should be a core subject in our schools just like English and maths.

Learning self-defence at an early age helps girls to ensure thier personal safety and security. Teaching your girl self- defence means allowing her to learn how to tackle an impending danger without falling in trap. Learning self- defence allows a child to be more aware of her environment, they are not only trained physically but also mentally. They are taught to deal with the unexpected, hence they are ready for anything. Not only this, but defence also a student to boost his self esteem allowing her to explore her full potential. A girl with such abilities can not only rescue herself but also help others at times of distress. A physically and mentally strong girl can protect herself from all the crimes that are associated to women.

Self defence not only raises self-assurance and confidence in children and help them under uncanny situations but also serves as a pathway to a healthy and fit lifestyle. It has becomethe basic necessities these days, considering the increasing rates of crimes against women. Schools should not merely focus on educational excellence of a child but should also prepare them for the worst. Self- defence is today’s need and it a must in our school-curriculum. So yes, I strongly believe that self-defence for girls must become compulsory.