A rehabilitation programme for women undertrials was organised by Mahila Chaitanya Sravanthi (MCS), an NGO, at the Central Prison here on Monday.

In his inaugural address, Senior Civil Judge and honorary secretary of the District Legal Services Authority K. Surya Rao said that all women were entitled for free education and medical treatment. The DLSA would process the applications for free education and medical treatment of economically poor life convicts and their family members besides helping them in marketing the products made by them.

Vocational training

Earlier, MCS chairperson D. Venkata Lakshmi Arrabolu said that the programme was organised to provide a congenial environment for counselling and rehabilitation of women remand prisoners and to provide vocational training and skill development in manufacturing of scented phenol and adda leaf plates to provide them alternative means of livelihood.

Jan Shikshan Sansthan Director K. Satyanarayana explained to the women remand prisoners on the method of making adda leaf plates and phenol.

Deputy Superintendent of Central Prison G. Sammaiah, MCS secretary Arrabolu Jagadeswara Rao, MCS members Prasanna Kumar and L.V.Ramani and JSS Programme Officer V.Srinivas were among those who participated in the programme.