The unique programme facilitated minor children to meet their convicted mothers or fathers for 30 minutes in jail itself.
Nagpur: The authorities of Nagpur Central Prison on Monday (August 1) organized a unique programme called “Galabhet” (Loving embrace). The event facilitated convicted inmates of the jail to meet their minor children freely and lovingly as well directly in the prison itself. The “Galabhet” programme is the concept of Additional Director General of Police (Prisons).
Notably, most of the convicted prisoners are denied parole or furlough and thus deprived of meeting their family members. The denial of parole or furlough pushes the prisoners to dejection mentally. The “Galabhet” event at least facilitated meeting of minor children with the inmates. Accordingly, 155 children of 75 convicted prisoners met their mothers or fathers for 30 minutes. The scenario was nostalgic as well as poignant as many children met their convicted parents abashedly, curiously and even scarily, too. But after a while, the children cherished the moments, happily. However, the farewell was tearful with eyes of both the children and the inmates turning moist.
Other prisoners of the jail also strived for making the event cheerful. They installed stalls of a variety of foodies such as biscuits, chocolates, chivda, wafers, etc through the canteen of the jail. The “Khau” was enjoyed both by convicted inmates and their children.
The authorities present on the occasion include Jail Superintendent Yogesh Desai, Deputy Superintendent Kirti Chintamani, Sunil Nighot, and other officials.