The district jail at Kakkanad is again in the limelight for the right reasons. The jail premises on Sunday witnessed a noble initiative - the school going children of 22 inmates were given various educational materials at a function.
District Jail Superintendent B Sunilkumar said that the programme was organised as part of the several social initiatives launched by the jail administration to make jail life more humane.
Benny Behannan MLA inaugurated the distribution function. Speaking on the occasion he said that the modern criminology and related sciences do not believe in ostracising jail inmates. “The district jail has set a noble example. I hope that the authorities here will come up with more innovative programmes and schemes”, he said.
Vincent De Paul Society, a Church based charity organisation, sponsored books, umbrellas and school bags for the children of selected inmates. The beneficiaries were selected after considering their poor financial status. The families of the inmates were also invited to the function.
“It was a rejuvenating experience for both the inmates and their family members. The children were happy and it was a meaningful experience for the entire community. Students ranging from LP school to high school were given the educational materials,” Sunilkumar said.