Akshay Kumar is a true hero, always looking to protect his fellow citizens, and we’re not just talking about his recent roles! He’s particularly protective of the country’s women and has even set up his own martial arts training institute, which trains women in self defence and helps protect them from potential attacks!
And recently, one of his students made his chest swell up with pride. Shreya Naik was returning home from work place when a random stranger suddenly pounced on her and tried to snatch her phone. In no time, Shreya exercised all the knowledge that she gained from the Women’s Self Defence Centre and singlehandedly took down her attacker, and even made sure he gets arrested! Whaat! Can you believe that!
A proud day for Akki, he said this on his social media page, “Aaditya Thackeray and I are super proud of Shreya Naik, a 19 year old enrolled in our Women’s Self Defence Centre who single-handedly tackled and got her molester arrested!”
He added, “Exactly the reason why we started these classes. You go girl!”
The Women’s Self Defence Centre (WSDC) was started by the 48-year-old actor along with Shiv Sena’s youth wing head to teach women the art of self-protection after the tragic Nirbhaya incident a couple of years ago. We must say, Akshay really is going out of his way to ensure a safer, better world for women, and we couldn’t be more proud of him!
Shreya says she owes it to the centre for giving her the kind of confidence that she displayed in tackling with her molester. “I was a really meek girl and would get scared if someone touched me and never had the guts to complain or scream at the person. But in the centre we are taught such techniques for self-defence that it has given me immense self-confidence. I am really grateful to Akshay sir for inspiring us to be able to take care of ourselves. My parents didn’t want to me to lodge a police complaint because they were worried about me, but I did and I am speaking about it so that every woman learns to take care of herself by learning self-defence, ” she says.
Sources close to the superstar said he is really impressed with the Shreya and he plans to felicitate her soon after he comes back from London, where he’s shooting for an upcoming film.