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Sewing machines donated to Special Prison for Women

Memorable gift: Social worker T.V. Saraswathi, left, handing over sewing machine to the Special Prison for Women at Tiruchi in the presence of Collector T. Soundiah, second from right, and DIG, Tiruchi Range M. Ramasubramani on Friday.  

Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: Cultural programmes, handing over of sewing machines and distribution of prizes to winning inmates and children marked the Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations at the Special Prison for Women here on Friday.

Collector T. Soundiah, who presided over the celebrations, recalled the pivotal role played by Mahatma Gandhi in the country’s freedom struggle.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi Range M. Ramasubramani called upon the inmates to practice yoga and meditation to get over negative thoughts and lead a reformed life.

Freedom fighter Gopalswamy shared his experiences he had with the Mahatma as well as his experience during the independence struggle. Social worker T.V. Saraswathi donated 15 sewing machines to the Special Prison for Women for the benefit of the inmates to involve in vocational activity.

Sports competitions

Sports competitions were conducted through Sevai and Bethel service organisations for the inmates and children on the occasion.

Prizes were distributed to those who emerged winners.

The Superintendent of Prison, Special Prison for Women, R. Rajalakshmi, welcomed the gathering.