Staff Reporter

11,000 inmates of 14 jails in State to get copies today

TIRUPATI: To bring about an attitudinal change and a positive outlook towards life in criminals, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has taken up a massive programme to distribute copies of Bhagavad Gita to prisoners. The management strongly believes that the Gita, considered a treasure-trove of knowledge and moral values, will help them take up self-correction and bring about a sea change in the way they look at themselves and the society at large.

Named ‘Gita Govindam’, the programme will be simultaneously held at 14 prisons in the State on Monday, including the central jails at Hyderabad, Charlapally, Warangal, Rajahmundry, Kadapa and Nellore, agriculture colonies in Rajahmundry and Charlapally, women’s cells in Hyderabad and Rajahmundry and district jails at Khammam, Nizamabad and Adilabad. As many as 11,000 prisoners will get laddus along with copies of the Gita.

Ministers K. Jana Reddy and J. Ratnakar Rao and Director-General (Jails) Lokendra Sharma will take part in the event at Charlapally jail.