Tihar inmates celebrates third cultural fest, display array of skills
New Delhi: In the ongoing cultural fest at Tihar, Kalabhiyan 2017, a series art events initiated by Tihar Prisons, celebrated its third cultural evening at Dilli Haat, Janak Puri on Tuesday, participated largely by Tihar Jail inmates and interspersed by the performance by an all women band, named WOMENIA.
The programme aimed to find out new avenues of reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates with the society. Stating the aims of the event, Director General Tihar, Sudhir Yadav explained, "Building a nation together is the collective responsibility of its people. But should this effort leave out those who have made mistake? Convicts, undertrials are stigmatised even after serving incarceration, are unable to find an avenue to get back into life. Our purpose is to negate this stigma."
Through this initiative, the prison strives to redefine the meaning of integration, serving to build an 'inclusive community' of change agents. At the festival, inmates were seen a diverse array of talents that would continue till August 31, at various venues in the city.
Law Minister Kailash Gahlot, was the chief guest on the occasion. A large number of Tihar Jail inmates participated in the cultural show before the members of audience, including a large number of their own family members and drew great applause. An all women band, WOMENIA also drew rapt attention of the attendants.