College-going girls took 40-day Nirbhaya Karate training in the city at Montessori Mahila Kalasala and exuded confidence in facing any kind of challenge on the streets.

At the valedictory of the 40-day training programme imparted by Japan Karate Association of India instructors Kodali Sagarika and Ravibabu.

Students were given all kinds of tactics in tackling different kinds of situations and also how to ward of any attempt on them.

The speakers at the function said that girls looked well-equipped and the college correspondent Koteswaramma said that this kind of training was essential for all girls.

“We shall make this a part of our academic curriculum and provide such training to all from next academic year,” she added.

By regularly practising karate, taking care to be bolder and using this skill to improve self-confidence, the blood pressure, sugar levels would remain under control, said well-known doctor G. Samaram. He hoped that this would be introduced in Olympics and Vijayawada would bring medals.