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Delhi blast hero, Sehwag to lead 'Yuva Programme'

The programme has been launched under the School Adolescent Education Programme of the Union HRD Ministry.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2005 22:03 IST

Having saved lives of several people in the Sarojini Nagar blasts in Delhi, Nagender Singh, a school boy, and star batsman Virender Sehwag will be the brand ambassadors for an awareness programme for adolescents in the capital.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday launched the `Yuva Programme' for adolescents in the capital which will help in creating health awareness among youngsters and teach them self-defence and communication skills.

Nagender Singh, a class nine student, who actively participated in relief efforts following the pre-Diwali blasts in Sarojini Nagar Market to save the lives of at least 25 people, has been chosen as brand ambassador for the programme, Dikshit announced.

Sehwag has also agreed to be brand ambassador for the programme, it was announced at the function.

The programme has been launched under the School Adolescent Education Programme of the Union HRD Ministry.

"The programme will help youth in becoming healthy and alert. It is aimed at helping them develop into good citizens," Dikshit said.

As part of the programme, school chidren would be provided with information on HIV/AIDS. Also, girl students studying in class IV onwards would be given lessons in self-defence in collaboration with Delhi Police.

Sex education will be given to girls from class VI onwards.

Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said Delhi Government was for providing practical information to children and not just bookish education.