JAMMU, SEP 12: Chairperson, J&K State Social Welfare Board, Dr (Prof) Nirmal Gupta today visited District Jail Amphalla to meet female inmates and know about their condition.
Accompanied by the Executive Director/Secretary JKSSWB, Shahid Mahmood; Dr Nirmal interacted with female inmates and inquired about the treatment being meted out to them. She also asked them of any special help they require from J&K State Social Welfare Board in form of specialized training particularly in cutting and tailoring, embroidery works etc.
The Chairperson also inspected workshop of the Jail, where inmates prepare various handicrafts items, furniture etc.
The Chairperson held a detailed discussion with life-convicts and under-trials and advised them to keep themselves busy by actively participating in manufacturing of articles, hand-embroidery, crafts etc. “This will not only keep you busy but also enhance your economic status,” Dr Nirmal added.
Later, the Chairperson had a brief meeting with Jail authorities and discussed rehabilitative measures for inmates and role of J&K State Social Welfare Board in this regard.
She further informed that soon an NGO, a trainer and a psychologist will be deputed for imparting training in different skills, yoga and counseling of inmates.
Earlier, the chairperson was received by the Senior Superintendent, Javid Fazili.