Our students were taken for a visit to Bhondsi Jail, Gurugram. It was an unique experience for the students where they got to, closely understand the daily life of the inmates. They observed that the Prison Department was taking care of the food, clothing, bedding, healthcare and medical aid to the prisoners confined in the Jail.
Students also observed the various reform activities that were organized in the Jail for the prisoners, like cultural programs, vocational training programs, yoga, games, meditation, literacy programs etc. The core aim of such programs and activities was to enable the convicts as well as undertrials to integrate into the society in a respectful and civilized manner after their release.
The students were also informed that the Bhondsi jail was selected for the second phase of prison radio program in the state.
Students were also told about the NGO that was set up in association with a city-based private college and India Vision Foundation. The NGO was founded by former IPS officer Kiran Bedi and works for prison reforms. It had built a residential school near the prison with the aim of including inmates’ children with children of other families to assure better inclusion when they move out of jails.