Srinagar: A Volley ball tourney for jail inmates was inaugurated at Special Jail (Correctional Home) Pulwama by Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Abid Reeshi.
The tournament has been organised in collaboration with District Youth Services and Sports and will be played for 10 days. A total of 64 jail inmates in 8 teams are participating in the tournament.
Reyaz Ahmed Superintendent of the jail said that the inmates are very enthusiastic about the tournament and are actively participating in all the activities meant for their welfare and recreation.
“On the Directions of DGP Prisons -Dilbag Singh, sports activities are regularly organised in all the jails of the State and have become a part of the daily routine of inmates. These activities form an important part of deradicalization programs in prisons and are designed to promote healthy lifestyle, manage stress, develop social skills and team spirit apart from engaging the inmates positively.”
Many steps are being taken to keep radicalization of inmates in check which include improving the basic facilities, developing the infrastructure in jails apart from positively engaging the inmates in educational, vocational and recreational activities. (KNS)