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Independence Day celebrations at District Jail Jammu

Jammu - J&K, August 15th 2019: It was a historic occasion at District Jail Jammu where Hon’ble Justice Tashi Rabstan inaugurated ‘Jail Products Display Unit’ within the Amphalla Jail and thereafter attended a cultural programme that was presented by the prisoners. Vice Chancellor University of Jammu Prof. M.K. Dhar, Principal & District Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Koul Chatterji in the presence of DGP Prisons V.K. Singh, IPS witnessed the programme. 600 odd inmates and large number of prison staff and CRPF personnel also witnessed the event besides family members of some of the prisoners/inmates. Though the theme of the program was the Independence Day but it reflected the huge talent of the prisoners that has been channelized by the prison authorities.

In his welcome address, Jail Superintendent Mirza Saleem Beig highlighted the activities going on in the Prison and the efforts being made for the reformation of prisoners through different vocational training programs and educational courses. DGP Prisons V.K. Singh, IPS in his address underlined the recent steps being taken for the improvement of Prison administration, welfare of prisoners besides increasing cultural activities & vocational training. Chief Guest Hon’ble Justice Tashi Rabstan appreciated the prisoners for the diverse talent displayed during cultural program besides their talent in drawing and painting. He urged them to occupy knowledge skills available in prison and select at-least one activity to keep themselves busy so that they feel no hindrance in their social re-adjustment once they are released.

(i)
Vande Matram- Group dance ( Patriotic song) Ganisham & Party
(ii)
Hindi Song Jo Bejhi Thi Dua Afia Female inmate
(iii)
Dogri Song- Solo ( Unche Neme Chapee ) Om Parkash
(iv)
Dogri Group Song: Aa Sajna tuki Jammua de gal suna Ashwani & Party
(v)
Lag Ja Gale - Hindi Song Himanshu, local Artist
(vi)
Group Patriotic song Aisa Desh Hai Mera Vicky, Arpan & Party
(vii)
Skit- Mulakat Ek Kahani Kaidyon Ke Parivar Ki Rajat, Ramesh, Sanjay, Salman & Party
(viii)
Group Song Mere Rashke Qamar Asha, Rita, Afia, Shivani & female inmates
(ix)
Rind Posh Mal Group Dance Mix Vicky, Soni, Ishtiaq and Party
(x)
Sufi song - Khawaja mere Khawaja Vikram Massi, Arpan & Party
(xi)
Dil Le Gayi Kudi Gujrat Di- Punjabi Song Vikram Massi

In the end Roshan Lal, Assistant Superintendent, Kanchan Sharma, Female Head Warder, Kavita Mahajan, Pharmacist, Khadum Hussain, Warder and Himanshu Gupta local student artist were awarded cash prizes besides Commendation Certificate Class-1st of their contribution to Prison Administration. A vote of thanks was presented by none other than one inmate Kulwant Singh who served as comperer as well.

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