A drug de-addiction Centre named as ‘Rupantran Kendra’ has been opened at Model Jail, Burail here.
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore inaugurated the drug de-addiction Centre at the jail.
The Administrator also inaugurated another project called ‘ Rupantran Project’ in collaboration with Psychology Department of Panjab University.
“The aim of the project ‘Rupantran’ is to provide psychological counselling to the inmates and thereby transforming the lives of prisoners with an object to rehabilitate them,” said an official spokesman.
“There will be standard operating procedure and protocol for counseling of habitual offenders. This project has multiple benefits to sensitize stake holders to factors influencing criminality, to plan prevention and anti social behaviour on the basis of results amongst habitual offenders, to help prisoners embrace normal life by enhancing their well being and mental health,” the spokesman said.
On the occasion, the Administrator addressed the gathering of inmates and said that Model Jail, Chandigarh is undoubtedly one of the best prison in India.
He said that any prison can have world class infrastructure and high level of cleanliness and all facilities for the inmates and the staff but the project like Rupantran is the real work which should be executed in all the prisons not in India but around the world.
He further said that this Rupantran work can be considered as “ the Soul” of any prison. This project will have positive outcome in near future.
Badnore further praised the involvement of faculty members of Panjab University and encouraged the jail administration for similar kind of visionary works in the future.
Notably, the Burail jail houses around 1100 inmates including 450 convicts, of which nine are women.