‘Prison To Pride’: Yerwada Central Jail To Soon Launch Sports Training For Prisoners

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Mubarak Ansari
Pune, 3rd October 2021: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has appointed expert coaches to train players from Yerwada Central Jail. Atul Chandra Kulkarni, Additional Director General of Police and Inspector General of Prisons and Correctional Services, informed that sports training for inmates will be started soon at Yerwada Jail.

Kulkarni was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Parivartan – Prison to Pride’ campaign on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Saturday. The campaign is being jointly run by IOCL and the prisons department.

The event was attended by Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Yogesh Desai, Superintendent Rani Bhosale, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Shrikant Vaidya, Executive Director Anirban Ghosh, Manager Rajesh Jadhav, carrom player Yogesh Pardeshi through video conferencing.

Kulkarni said that the Father of the Nation Gandhi was imprisoned in Yerwada Jail to bring freedom to the country. Yerwada Jail is associated with many important events in his life. The ‘Parivartan-Prison to Pride’ initiative is being launched on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti for the inmates in the state jails.

Training of inmates for carrom, volleyball and chess will be started soon and 60 inmates from Yerwada Jail have agreed to the games. He also informed that opportunities will be given for the arts and sports for women prisoners also.