Nagpur: The corridors of Nagpur central jail echoed with joy and exuberance mixed with the baby squeals on Saturday as a woman prisoner gave birth to a baby girl inside the women’s cell.
The development brought cheers among the women inmates serving the sentence in the jail. So enthusiastic were the women inmates that a naming ceremony was organized and the new-born baby girl was named Kashish. The concerned woman was in 4 months pregnant when she was brought inside Nagpur Central Prison in connection with some criminal case. However she was reportedly tense since she was involved in a crime. In fact, a time came when she did not even want to bring the baby into the world. On many occasions she had tried to terminate her pregnancy but could not succeed. It is noteworthy the prison authorities played a very proactive role and counseled her to remain positive under the circumstances.
After the birth of the new-born baby girl, she appears to be destressed and happier. The mother spoke to the Women Inmates Welfare Officer Sujata Deshmukh about naming ceremony. When Deshmukh said that she would like to name the new born baby in the Nagpur Central Prison itself, the mother was elated with joy.
Deshmukh took permission from the Jail Superintendent Yogesh Desai and started the preparations for the ceremony. Dr Anjali Gawande and Advocate Preeti Bhamburkar of Samarpan Bahuuddeshiya Jankalyan Sanstha led the initiative of the naming ceremony. Jail Superintendent Yogesh Desai too received his share of applause as he has been supportive of the inmates and official in various such activities.