DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Strange but true, jail is going to produce IT professional in near future. In a bid to provide the prisoners better opportunity to earn their livelihood after languishing in jail, state government has decided to impart computer education for them. For this they have taken help from IGNOU. In this regard IGNOU conducted an entrance test in their camp and around 200 prisoners participated in it. Principal Secretary Anand Vardhan has taken personal interest on it. He said that jail is being known as reform centre and here they get enough time to enhance their skills so that after that they can earn their livelihood with pride.
On Saturday Jail Supretendent Mahendra Singh Gwal and Jailor Rakesh Verma extended their full support to IGNOU.
IGNOU Deputy Director Dr Ranjan Kumar said that this year we have decided to enroll large number of prisoners in different vocational course. There is IGNOU Study centre is already running in the jail premise and a dozen of vocational courses are being imparted for the inmates. With these courses they would be able to earn their livelihood with full dignity after completing their jail term. Assistant Regional Director Dr Jagdamba Prasad answered the query of prisoners. He disclosed that under Information Technology, certification course and computer literacy programme will be imparted for them.
Prisoners will be imparted training with the help of available computer. The prisoners having interest in agriculture will be trained about agriculture technique and honeybee. Besides it BA, BCom, PG & PG diploma courses will also be introduced.