Governor attends yoga session in model jail.

Chandigarh, May 13 ( P2P): The Governor of Punjab & Administrator, UT Chandigarh visited the Model Jail, Chandigarh on 13.05.2023 and attended the Yoga Sessions in the Jail organized by Ms. Nivedita Joshi, a well renowned personality in the field of Yoga. Sh. Dharampal, Adviser to the Administrator, Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Sh. Parveer Ranjan, DGP, Sh. Raj Kumar Singh, IGP and Sh. Deepak Purohit, IG Prisons were also present on this occasion.

The Administrator addressed the gathering and informed that Yoga has been found as best tool to reduce mental stress and preliminary depression amongst the inmates. He motivated the jail inmates to become responsible citizens of the country.

The Model Jail, Chandigarh is already conducting regular Yoga sessions through the Art of Living organisation. This time, Ms. Nivedita Joshi has taught the latest techniques of Yoga to jail inmates for ensuring better mental and physical health.

Sh. Purohit also appreciated the quality of Sweets and food made by the inmates. He added that now Raj Bhawan purchases all Sweets from Model Jail, Chandigarh. On this occasion, he also bought 03 Janta Thalies of Rs. 30/- each for himself. He also announced donation of Rs. 5.00 lac from Governor Discretionary fund for set up of Music Band in the Jail.
Since the Model Jail, Chandigarh has already been engaged in taking new initiatives for the betterment of the inmates and the Prison staff. He also appreciated the efforts being undertaking by the Prison Department involving in Shram Daan under Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan which is a unique way to keep the area neat and clean in and around the jail. This is not only to keep the inmates involved in this community oriented abhiyaan as part of their reintegration but it also help as to make the surroundings neat and clean.
He further added that it is good to know that in this Shramdaan drive, prisoners, jail staff and residents of the jail complex take part voluntarily to keep their surroundings neat and clean.
He also visited the Spice Section in the female ward where spices and other flours are grinded. He appreciated the efforts initiated by the Jail Department for starting spice project in the Jail. Millet flour i.e. Bajra Atta, Ragi Atta, Besan, Chana Atta and Joe Atta are also being grinded in the Spice Section and sold to the public through Jail outlet Nav Srijan, Sector-22, Chandigarh.
He wishes all the best to all of them who are part of this shramdaan drive and extend his appreciation for the jail administration for taking such initiatives.