In a unique initiative by the Punjab Government, the Jail department today launched the “Radio Ujala Punjab” at central jail kapurthala.Mr. Praveen Kumar Sinha, IPS, ADGP Prisons, Punjab while inaugurating this noble cause , said that the Jail departments have launched Ujala Radio at 6 jails in the state.Radio system in prisons has been set-up in association with India Vision Foundation and HR tools which is a pioneer in conducting various reformatory projects in prisons.ADGP also said that prison radio is set to change the lives of many who have, by chance or fate, landed in the prisons by flourishing the hidden talent in jail inmates besides bringing them to the main stream.
Radio Ujala will be an internal system of the jail which will be run by prison inmates only for 3-4 hours daily. In kapurthala the Radio announcer Meghna and Lakhwinder singh were the first one to showcase her talent by broadcasting the devotional songs.Inmates who will work as radio jockeys would underwent a training of three days organized by India Vision Foundation."The prime objective is to rehabilitate and correct the anti-social elements. Prisoners face alienation and isolation from the society. We hope that providing them with a conducive atmosphere and enough welfare opportunities inside the jail will help to keep these prisoners away from the society of crime", ADGP Prisons said.He also said that in next few days the Jail department would start the facility to provide the recorded programs by inmates to their families. Earlier Jail Superintendent Gurnam lal and SP Jagjit singh saroa welcomed the ADGP on behalf of SSP kapurthala.Prominent amongst present on the occasion included HR Group of industries MD Sudarshan sharma , Vinay Gupta , Rajiv Gupta , Surinder singh saini DIG Headquarter, Amneet kondal IPS DIG Headquarter, hemant sharma additional Jail Superintendent kapurthala.