The Indian Overseas Bank’s Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) here has launched a six-day on-site training for 150 prisoners of Palayamkottai Central Prison in sanitary napkin making.

Superintendent of Palayamkottai Central Prison R. Kanagaraj on Wednesday inaugurated the training. It is aimed at making the trained inmates entrepreneurs on their release. “When you are released from the prison, we’ll be there to help you financially to start your business of sanitary napkin making,” assured Chief Regional Manager R.S. Varadarajan.

RSETI’s director S. Nambiraj said it had so far produced 2,080 entrepreneurs (including 637 men and 1,443 women) in 64 batches, mostly from poverty-stricken rural families, through rigorous but interesting training. Moreover, yoga and motivational sessions are conducted at the training centre apart from regular theory and practical classes.