Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) entered a new yet another arena of providing Khadi spinning and weaving training to the under trials of Dist Jail Gurugram. Justice Madan B Lokur, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court inaugurated the training cum production centre in the District Jail Gurugram in presence of KVIC Chairman VK Saxena and DG (Prison) Haryana, VK Singhal.
KVIC provided 50 New Model Charkhas (NMC) and 2 looms in the prison on October 28 and started giving training to 70 prisoners for spinning and weaving. After initial reluctance, under trails started showing interest in the training programme when they were told that they will not only learn but will earn also from this unique training.
Speaking on the occasion Justice Lokur appreciated the efforts made by KVIC Chairman for providing meaningful employment opportunity to the under trials and or convicted persons in the dist jail which will not only help them learn the art of spinning and weaving but will also help them earn a respectable amount per day to lead a good life, post their jail term.
Speaking on the occasion KVIC Chairman VK Saxena said “Spinning is the best way of meditation. Spinning inculcates self-discipline and it helps people to concentrate and deviate from wrong doings. The spinning can calm down the roaring & angry attitudes of a person. When these inmates will come out from the jail, they will be trained spinners and weavers and will be able to start their life with dignity.”
In jails prisoners or under trails generally earn Rs 25 per day from physical labour work, however with this initiative of KVIC, the prisoners will start earning Rs150 per day to Rs 250 per day as per their performance. The amount so earned by the prisons will be credited in their jail account and will be given to them on their competition of jail term. Yarn made by the inmates was shown to Justice Lokur.
According to the understanding reached between KVIC and Jail Authorities, the fabric so produced will be consumed for the uniforms of inmates and other purposes in the jail itself in other words prisoners will wear there own manufactured fabric.