Mapusa: The Chief Minister Mr Laxmikant Pareskar unveiled the launch of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) courses at the new modern central Jail at Colvale this Wednesday.
The Chief Minister discussed the reimbursements of imparting education and the influence that shall persist far away to beneficially affect criminal psychology and behaviour. The first important step towards a long journey of improvisation is taken audaciously by the Colvale jail to embrace their inmates with the urging need of education. This thirst is quenched by the courtesy extended by Indira Gandhi National Open University.
The unfolding of this historic moment was captured in memory by Mr Elvis Gomes, inspectorate of general prisoners, Maragaret Fernandes, Jail Superintendent and Kameshwari Murthy, the regional director of IGNOU.
Chief Minister added that it is education that solely triumphs to uplift individual and society. Rather, it is not about owing degrees and certificates. It is substantially important to guide society towards a prosperous and healthy wellbeing.
Mr Laxmikant Pareskar even dictated plans to provide liable occupation opportunities to the capable inmates to help them earn reputable source of revenue after their discharge from jail.
Kameshwari Murthy assured that regulatory provisions have been finalized to keep intact the learning-teaching process that even included conducting examinations in the jail premises to evaluate the performances of inmates.
Positive responses are gained from all 35 inmates, who have chosen to apply in different courses of IGNOU. Its examination centres are presently located at Delhi (Tihar Jail), Punjab, Gujarat and Odisha.