Jail inmates in Dhanbad undergo computer training

March 7th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Mar 7 (ANI): Jail authorities in Dhanbad Jail are imparting computer training to jail inmates to equip them with skills for the future.

Students of Indian School of Mines (ISM) have been roped to teach the computer skills to jail inmates.

Only 75 prisoners have expressed their interest in learning computers but more are expected to join soon.

I have learnt some skills on computer. When I will go out. I can earn a livelihood, said Manoranjan, a jail inmate.

The inmates are being taught the basics of computers that would enable them to undertake higher studies and other courses.

Jail authorities said that many literate inmates used to waste their time and the introduction of this course will now engage them in some useful and resourceful activity.

Those prisoners who are literate but waste their time here can learn something while living in jail. It can help them when they go out, said Hamid Akhtar, superintendent of police, Dhanbad.

Many inmates, who have acquired the requisite skills and knowledge in computers, are now teaching other students in free time.

With an aim of making these prisoners self reliant and bring them back to the mainstream, the jail authorities are not only imparting computer education, but are also imparting the basic arithmetic lessons. (ANI)

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