VADODARA: In a first of its kind initiative in the state, Vadodara Central Jail authorities have decided to start a creche-cum-playschool for children of the female jail inmates. The school will start from Saturday inside the jail premises and will be inaugurated by MS University vice-chancellor Ramesh Goyal.
“The idea is to provide quality education and environment to children of female inmates. We will provide them with toys, crayons, music CDs, television and writing boards. We will also hire two teachers to impart them education,” said Jayesh Mandaviya, superintendent of Vadodara Central Jail.
“The idea to start such school was floated by IG (prisons) P C Thakur, and he made all efforts to make this project a success. Our jail is the only one in the state that has female prisoners who are serving long term prison,” Mandaviya added.
The central jail at present has 2,268 inmates of which 214 are females. The jail has 32 kids all below the age of six who live with either their mothers or relatives inside the mahila vibhaag’. The jail authorities have also started a medical camp for the inmates and families of the jail officials. “The inmates, jail officials and their families will undergo complete health check up during the camp that is being organised with the help of city’s top hospitals. The health check up includes cardio, skin diseases, kidney-related problems and others,” Mandaviya said.
Article Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/In-a-first-Vadodara-jail-to-have-playschool-for-kids-of-inmates/articleshow/5899735.cms
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