The Women’s Forum of A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences organized a ‘Self-Defence Training Program - Swaraksha For Women’ for first year UG & PG students on 10th November 2023. The training program was conducted by martial artist Mr. Karthik S Kateel and his associate, Ms. Shobhalatha from the ‘Swaraksha for Women Trust’, Mangalore. The training session included demonstrations of different situations of assaults and harassments, precautions & actions to be taken in such situations and the various options to defend oneself using simple techniques developed by Mr. Karthik Kateel.
It was an innovative step taken by the institution towards the safety and security of the female students & employees. The program was attended by 142 participants.
Prof. (Dr) US Krishna Nayak, Principal, ABSMIDS presided over the function. Prof. (Dr) Amitha Ramesh, President, Women’s Forum welcomed the gathering. Dr Anupama Prasad D, Jt. Secretary introduced the resource person and Prof. (Dr) Darshana Devadiga, Secretary, delivered the vote of thanks. Dr Anupama Prasad compered the program.