Grassroot Sports


The Govt. of Gujarat launched PADKAR (A Powerful Defence Through Courageous Response) in 2013 with a vision "to empower women and girls across Gujarat through basic training in Self Defence". Experts were brought on board to develop the program using elements from various martial arts (such as judo, karate, kung fu etc).

The program was implemented in two phases across 33 Districts of Gujarat wherein 2,77,253 girls and women from 750+ schools, 100+ colleges and Mahila Mandals were trained in self-defence.