04 Aug 2017 | 2:19 AM
The Jan Kalyan Sangathan and the free-family counselling cell, a non-government organisation (NGO), today organised a Raksha Bandhan programme inside the Amritsar Central Jail wherein women tied Rakhis to prisoners and encouraged them to return to the mainstream by leaving the criminal path behind. Swaraj Grover, chairperson of both the organisations, was heading the delegation that visited the jail while Anjana Seth was the chief guest on the occasion.All participating prisoners took an oath that they would completely shun drugs and give respect to every woman besides leading a healthy and a religious life. The organisation also distributed sweets, fruits, chocolates and biscuits among the inmates.Seth while addressing the prisoners said that celebrating the festival with the jail inmates would motivate them to come back to the mainstream by forgetting their criminal past and crime. They would want to be good family men and try not to indulge in anti-social activities again. Grover said the festival of Raksha Bandhan was beyond caste, colour, creed and borders of the nation.“This delicate silken thread is stronger than a strong chain of iron because it is made of love, affection and strong creative determinations,” she pointed out. She said it could prove a lifeline for the prisoners. DSP Jail Vijay Kumar said it was fortunate enough to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in jail as it would prove a milestone for the prisoners.