When violence against women have increased drastically over the last couple of years all over the country, initiatives like Fight Back is a good and informative way of making the women aware of the importance of self defense in today’s world. The seminar on “Violence against women and the importance of self-defense in today’s world” was recently held at Mukti World Banquet. The seminar was followed by an exclusive Fight Back calendar launch featuring about thirty celebrities who are all women from various walks of life and profession.
Mumtaz Sorcar and Mayuri Bhattacharya conceived this idea of promoting self defense among the women way back in January 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Mumtaz Sorcar said “Fight back will not only provide a woman the guidance to defend herself physically but will also provide them with necessary psychological guidance post attack trauma, handle harassment related pressure and the courage to find her own voice against the wrongs inflicted on her”.
The women who are on board of this celebrity calendar include Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Sarbori Dutta, Usha Uthup, Tanushree Shankar, Tanya Sen, Rita Bhimani, Maneca Sorcar, Agnimitra Paul, Preeti Patel, Jojo, Richa Sharma, Alokananda Ray, Sohag Sen, Sonika Chauhan and many more.
P.C. Sorcar Jr was present along with his wife and three daughters- Mumtaz, Maneca and Mouboni. “As a father I am proud that my daughter has taken this initiative to help women in distress. I congratulate Mumtaz and Mayuri for the wonderful initiative. They have proved themselves as responsible citizens of the country” said P.C. Sorcar Jr.
Initiatives of this kind need to be continued. We hope that Fight Back continues to arm the women with self defense techniques and also make them psychologically strong to deal with the people who try to harm their mental and physical well being.