To help the inmates of Tihar prison better reintegrate into society after serving their prison sentence, the government of Kejriwal will now provide them with vocational training and educational support. Prior to this, teachers in Delhi government schools will study their training and potential skills.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday held a meeting with DG (Prison) Sandeep Goel, Education Secretary Ashok Kumar and senior Education Department officials including teachers working with inmates , to discuss the details of the project.
Speaking about the project, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Our government believes that good education is the only way to establish the right mindset among people and help them lead a better life. and full of meaning. There are nearly 20,000 inmates at Tihar prison serving their sentence. We now need to understand their educational background and their own interests in future education or skills.”
While giving details of the project, Manish Sisodia said, “Under this project, our teachers will talk to inmates to understand their training and skills needs, and accordingly, new curricula will be designed for them. Furthermore, the study will also help the government to understand the shortcomings in the education system, due to which crimes still occur in the society.”
Manish Sisodia also asked teachers to interact with great diligence and sensitivity. He also added that teachers should ensure they are able to understand the unique skills of the inmates at the table during the conversation and highlight their areas of interest to work on in the future.
It should be noted that the Delhi government already runs an education program in Tihar prison and its additional compounds at Rohini and Mandoli, where government teachers have been appointed by the Directorate of Education and attend classes weekly. Now these teachers are going to support the government in this study.
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