Soon self-defence may become a part of school curriculum per the Maharashtra Education Minister thanks to a petition receiving over 1.38 lakh signatures in support of the demand posted on We need to empower children to protect themselves from an early age. Self defence training could be made compulsory for all the students from class 5 onwards. Self defence is not just martial arts, but a psychological, mental and physical preparedness too to deal with any danger from undesirable elements.