Thirty-year-old homicide convict Manoj, lodged within the district jail right here, has secured 84 per cent marks in his class 10 board examination and is gearing to raised that rating at school 12.
Sentenced to dying by a decrease court docket in 2014 for killing a six-year-old, schooling has given him a semblance of normalcy within the in any other case grim jail situation.
Research have additionally given Manoj a slim hope that the upper court docket may one way or the other present mercy on him, Jail Superintendent Mijaji Lal mentioned.
“He’s disturbed over the assassin tag connected to his identify and needs to scrub it off via research and earn a brand new identification for himself,” Lal informed PTI.
Of the 1,500 jail inmates, together with 58 girls, greater than 250 examine recurrently. Six jail inmates are attending diploma programs via Indira Gandhi Nationwide Open College in order that they earn a livelihood as soon as they return to the mainstream of society.
For lots of the inmates, getting confined within the jail gave them an opportunity to be taught to learn and write which they by no means considered within the outdoors world.
Not simply schooling, the district jail authorities have organized yoga courses for the inmates, ayurvedic crops are being grown on the premises to cope with minor illnesses whereas girls prisoners are being educated in Shahjahanpur’s famed zardozi embroidery work.
There’s a concerted effort to make the illiterate be taught to learn and write. Round 100 prisoners have achieved this objective whereas 100 others are finding out from class 5 to class 10.
Lal mentioned courses are held from 9 am to 11 am for which a feminine and a male instructor from the Primary Education Division have been made obtainable on his demand.
Nirupama Mahant, the headmistress of the federal government college who’s jailed for some cash transaction challenge, helps the ladies prisoners of their research. Lending a supporting hand on this job is Kamaraj Arya, who’s serving a life sentence for homicide. Himself M.Sc B.Ed, he teaches the prisoners as much as intermediate courses.
About coaching girls inmates in embroidery work, Lal mentioned as soon as they be taught the intricacies, the ladies will be capable of begin incomes via their work.
The jail superintendent there are about 50 different women and men prisoners who’re concerned in stitching and embroidery work and incomes Rs 40 each day.
Komal (25) is serving a life sentence for homicide whereas her husband is in Bareilly jail. She earns Rs 1,200 monthly via stitching work within the jail.
One other girl prisoner Raman (27), serving a life sentence for murdering her husband, was beaming with pleasure as she obtained the possibility to place tilak on the jail superintendent this ‘Bhai Dooj’.
“I fed him sweets and put tilak on his brow. He gave me a brand new swimsuit as a present,” she mentioned whereas displaying her new swimsuit.
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