Pune: Aditya Thackeray, president of the Yuva Sena and heir to the Thackeray legacy, was in the city on Tuesday for a ‘Youth Connect’ tour as part of the campaign aimed at connecting with the people from different constituencies. Thackeray remained present for a number of programmes including self-defence courses for women, free health check-ups among others.
Thackeray met Vice Chancellor of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) with a delegation of the Yuva Sena to request the university about several demands like creation of sub-centres of the university in Nashik and Ahmednagar districts and construction of additional hostels in the SPPU campus to accommodate the rising influx of students coming from rural areas.
Inaugurating the self-defence programme for women in the city, Thackeray visited the Cummins College, Pushpa International School and Nanasaheb Parulekar School, to overlook training courses for the girl students of these institutions to protect themselves using martial art techniques. The students were also given a chance to interact with the Yuva Sena chief.
Thackeray inaugurated several health check-up camps around the city. He inaugurated the camps organised at Ashish Garden in Kothrud, Dhayari and Janata Vasahat on Sinhagad Road. As part of the health camps, free check-ups for blood, skin, blood sugar, dental conditions, cardio-vascular diseases and eyes were provided by eminent doctors.
Aditya Thackeray and Director of Self-Defence Centre Mehul Vora inaugurated the Yo Club at Dr Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (BNCA), which is a fitness club which will focus on sports activities, fitness and self-defence techniques for women.