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SOA varsity to impart self-defence training to girls

Bhubaneswar, Sep 26: The SOA University will soon impart self-defense training for its girl students to inculcate skill and confidence in them to face difficult situations, university Vice-Chancellor Prof Amit Banerjee said on Monday.

Prof. Banerjee was speaking after felicitating young Chinmayee Bhuyan who chased three criminals on a two-wheeler after being robbed of her gold chain and cell phone on the Bhubaneswar streets on Sunday night before overpowering the three single-handedly forcing them to flee leaving their bike behind.

Complimenting Bhuyan, who is a karate expert, for her bravery, the VC said her expertise would be utilized to train the students and make them believe in their abilities.

Recounting her experience, Bhuyan said after the three bike-borne criminals had snatched her belonging she decided to give them the chase and was confident of overpowering the hoodlums. “The mind training given to us helped me,” she said.

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