Bars no bar to hone skills!

Bars no bar to hone skills!

If the prisoners opt to make time behind bars to learn a skill, they can eke out a decent living after walking out of prisons.

M Chandrashekar, Shankaregowda, P N Jayasimha, Shantaiah and H V Sheshagiri Rao at skill development programme launch, at Central Prisons Mysore on Tuesday. DH Photo

In a continued exercise, the Central Prisons Mysore authorities on Tuesday launched a programme to teach various skills, in association with JSS Jana Shikshana Samsthe.

Director of general education, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, K Shantaiah said that the institute will impart training to the inmates on plumbing, electrical, electronics, embroidery, motor rewinding among several other courses.

 It also helps in diverting the already disturbed minds of the prisoners towards a skill oriented path. Once they walk out of the jail, they will be able to earn in the range of Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000 per month.

Former director of the institute Channabasappa said that knowledge on various skills also contributes to the development of the nation. Germany tops the list of skilled people at 90 per cent, where as in India it’s between 10 pc and 12 pc.

Understanding the significance of skill development among all, the centre has also constituted an exclusive authority, spending crores of rupees to chalk out the programmes. The JSS Jana Shikshana Samsthe alone trains 2,000 students per annum.

  President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat, district unit, M Chandrashekar announced to distribute books free of cost to the jail and also organise programmes that could help reforming the prisoners. 

Chief superintendent of prisons P N Jayasimha, director of JSS Jana Shikshana Samsthe H V Sheshagiri Rao, Loka Shikshanadhikari, Zilla Lokashikshana Samiti, Shankare Gowda, superintendent of Prisons Mallesh, assistant superintendent Jogaiah were present.

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