Fatehpur News -illiterate Prisoners In Jail Have Become Literate, Giving Graduate Education – On hearing the name of the jail, the picture of the toughest criminals first comes to the mind of every person, but the fate of UP’s Fatehpur District Jail is shaping the future of the undertrial prisoners.
Fatehpur News -illiterate Prisoners In Jail Have Become Literate, Giving Graduate Education
Under the Literacy Mission, an initiative has been started to make about 325 under trial illiterate prisoners lodged in the district jail literate. For this, 15 captive teachers have also been appointed. All captive teachers are also being given an honorarium of Rs.25 per day.
Jail Superintendent Mohammad Akram Khan told that there are a total of 1716 male prisoners in the jail. Apart from this, 70 women prisoners and 11 children are prisoners. Out of these 325 illiterate prisoners have been sorted out. All these prisoners are illiterate. To make them literate, 15 educated prisoner teachers have been appointed.
Barrack’s verandah made class room
He said that the verandah of the barracks has been made a class room. Here classes are organized daily from 12 noon to 2 pm to make illiterate prisoners literate by putting up black boards.
According to Jail Superintendent Mohammad Akram Khan, cooperation is also being taken from the social organization ‘Truth Mission School’ of Fatehpur city and the jail staff for the supply of materials used for the education of illiterate prisoners.
The jail superintendent told that for the last three months, the school of education is running in the jail. In such a short time, illiterate prisoners easily read newspapers, Hanuman Chalisa, Gita, Ramayana and Quran.
He said that in the absence of education a person commits crime. It will be our effort that the prisoner who is released from jail after becoming literate will connect with the main stream of the society and there will also be a change in their thoughts. With this, he can do any job for his living.