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Punjab Government Launches 'Sankalp' Project From Central Jail Kapurthala

ASHOK KAURA | December 08, 2021 03:43 PM

KAPURTHALA:Punjab Government today launched the 'Sankalp' project from the Central Jail, Kapurthala to improve the lives of the inmates in the jails. Under this training, the inmates in 8 jails of the state would be given various vocational trainings. The project was inaugurated by Punjab Technical Education, Employment Generation and Horticulture Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh.

In the first phase, inmates of Amritsar, Ferozepur, Kapurthala, Faridkot, Bathinda, Nabha and Patiala and Ludhiana (Women's Jail) would be imparted 400 hours training course. Under the training, the prisoners would be trained as masons, carpenters, beauty therapists, painters, helpers and electricians and plumbers. After completing the course, the inmates will be given employment in the jail as per their qualifications. Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjit Singh also inaugurated the course of Assistant Beauty Therapist for women prisoners.

He called upon the inmates to start a new life by taking advantage of the skills development courses offered by the Punjab government. He added that the Punjab Government has set up a 'Punjab Prison Development Board' to bring the inmates into the mainstream by further improving the jails. Apart from this the Punjab government had signed 4 MoUs with various companies for the goods manufactured by the prisoners under which the entities will purchase and brand the goods manufactured by the detainees.

He also asked ADGP Jails Mr. Praveen Kumar Sinha to liaise with the General Manager of Railway Coach Factory to make the training arrangements at Central Jail Kapurthala and also to ensure arrangements for the consumption of prepared goods.

He also addressed the problems of the detainees and recorded his message in the visitor's book. He also inspected the swings, sanitary ware, pot stand, parlor equipment etc. made by the prisoners.

On the occasion, ADGP Jails Mr. Praveen Kumar Sinha said that the Punjab Jail Department should start 'Galvakari' project from December 13 to ensure meetings of detainees and prisoners with their family members and ‘Sikhya Daat’ will also be started to provide education to the inmates.

Under the 'Sikhya Daat' project, 10th class for prisoners will be conducted under National Open School for which registration is also starting from 13th December.

In addition, basic training for signatures and letter recognition will be imparted to illiterate prisoners. He also said that 181 helpline has also been started for the inmates on which the inmates would be able to register their problem from the PCOs in the jail.

Rajesh Tripathi, Additional Mission Director also briefed the inmates about the courses being run in the jails.

On this occasion Bhangra and Giddha were performed by the prisoners while performing their art which enchanted everyone.

Earlier, a Guard of Honor was presented to Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjit Singh at the jail and he was welcomed by Jail Superintendent Shri Gurnam Lal.

On this occasion Roop Kumar Arora IG Jails, Sukhminder Singh Mann DIG Jails, Amnit Kondal DIG Jails, SSP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Development SP Angra, Anurag Kumar Superintendent, SP Jasbir Singh, Congress leader Amandeep Singh Gora Gill, Councilor Narinder Mansu and Deepak Salwan were also present

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