Meghalaya: Sports Training Program for Prisoners

shillings: Meghalaya Prison Branch and Indian Oil Corporation have launched a new initiative to train inmates in various sporting events to improve their physical and mental well-being.

Inspector General of the police in charge of the prisons M Kharkrang on Monday launched the month-long training program for inmates in the district prison together with IOC Director G Ramesh.

Today is an important day for prisons and correctional services as inmates will be trained in carromboard and volleyball as part of the “parivartan prison to pride” initiative in partnership with IOC, Kharkrang told PTI.

He said the sports training program for inmates in prison is aimed at improving the physical and mental well-being of inmates, especially during the pandemic period.

The IGP Prisons said the program will also be rolled out in other district prisons across the state.

At present, 75 detainees will receive sports training over the one-month period, he said.

IOC President Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, who launched the program via online mode, said the total number of prisons covered by the program has risen to 37 and the IOC aims to coach more than 550 inmates during the third phase of the program. .

He said the first two phases of the program have already ushered in a remarkable social movement by changing the lives of the prisoners and facilitating their integration into society.

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