Gandhi Peace Exam for inmates in Maha jails on Oct 2
A ‘Gandhi Peace Exam’ will be organised in jails across Maharashtra on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a city-based organisation which propagates the values of the Father of the Nation said on Thursday.
“Around 450 jail inmates, including surrendered Naxalites and about 1.7 lakh students will appear for the Gandhi Peace Exam to mark the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which is also observed as an International Non-violence Day,” a statement issued by Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal said.
“Gandhiji believed in change of heart. While inculcating Gandhi’s ideology among the youth, it is essential to help bring about a change of heart amongst the jail inmates and make them responsible citizens,” the mandal’s managing trustee Tulsidas Somaiya told PTI.
He said, objective type questions have been prepared and students as well as examinees are given the literature on Gandhiji well in advance to study for the examination.
The mandal has got permission from the state’s Inspector General of Prisons, to conduct the examination in all the jails of Maharashtra, so as to give the prisoners an opportunity to evoke a sense of remorse through inculcation of moral values in their minds and make them realise the power of truth and non-violence, he said.