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Updated: September 13, 2009 15:14 IST

852 inmates from 11 jails to write “Gandhi Peace Exam” in Maharashtra

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A total of 852 inmates from 11 jails in Maharashtra would appear for “Gandhi Peace Examination” to be conducted by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal, a Gandhian organisation, during Gandhi Jayanti week commencing October 2, programe coordinator T R K Somaiya said here on Sunday.

The examination on life and works of Mahatma Gandhi would be conducted in Hindi, English, Marathi and Gujarati languages in various jails such as Arthur Road (Mumbai), Thane, Ratnagiri, Osmanabad, Dhule, Jalgaon, Bhandara, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Chandrapur and Aurangabad, Mr. Somaiya told PTI.

Only in Arthur Road jail, the examination would be conducted in Gujarati in addition to other languages. In other jails, prison inmates would write the test in Marathi, Hindi and English.

“More than 2,000 prisoners from all over the state have appeared for “Gandhi peace examination” in the last four years but this year we have received an overwhelming response with 852 candidates confirming their participation”, said Mr. Somaiya.

The 80 marks paper would be objective asking various types of questions such as “Fill in the blanks”, Matching the groups”, “General Knowledge”, “Who said this”, “Tick appropriate word” and “True or False“.

The question paper is drawn from books of Gandhi such as “My experiments with Truth, “The story of my life”, “Our Bapu” and “Gandhi’s life in his own words”, Mr. Somaiya said.

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