Prison inmates to be trained in selected sports by Indian Oil

Prison inmates to be trained in selected sports by Indian Oil

Bhubaneswar: August 15: To help prison inmates build a better life, Indian Oil has launched Parivartan – an initiative to train inmates in select sports – at select prisons across the country.

The initiative was inaugurated today by Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, Indian Oil.

Under this initiative, Indian Oil, in coordination with Prisons Department of the respective State Police, will facilitate training programmes in badminton, volleyball, chess, tennis, and carrom across prisons in India to help improve the physical and mental well-being of prison inmates, especially during this pandemic period.

This unique initiative coincides with India’s 75th Independence Day being celebrated as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

During the four-week-long training, 129 inmates will be coached in the basics of the sport, enabling them to participate in local competitions, besides recreation.

This initiative will also boost the participants’ self-esteem and confidence.

Indian Oil will also provide the equipment and kits to the participants of the programme.

International-level sportspersons from Indian Oil will steer the program. The coaches include badminton players, Abhinn Shyam Gupta (Arjuna awardee), Trupti Murugunde (Commonwealth Games medalist & Dhyan Chand awardee), S Arun Vishnu (national champion); Women’s Grandmaster Padmini Rout (chess), tennis player Rushmi Chakravarthi (national champion) and renowned carrom players Ramesh Babu, S Parimala Devi and Srinivas.

“Indian Oil has been leading a number of social stewardship programmes across the country. ‘Parivartan’ initiative aims to build confidence and improve the well-being of prison inmates through sports”, said Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman.

In its first phase, Parivartan has been launched in Chanchalguda Central Jail (Hyderabad), Puzhal Central Jail (Chennai), Poojapura Central Jail (Trivandrum), Special Jail (Bhubaneshwar), and Circle Jail (Cuttack). The programme aims to help inmates overcome the stigma associated with imprisonment and aid in their smooth reintegration into the society upon their release.

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Currently, Indian Oil employs prison inmates and people who have finished their prison term as customer attendants at 30 retail outlets in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

Subhakanta Mishra  DIG Prisons (HQ), Subhajit Ghosh, Chief General Manager and State Head, Indian Oil, Sri Saroj Kumar Baral Superintendent Special Jail Bhubaneswar,  Debi Prasad Satapathy , CGM (HR), Indian Oil and Ms Padmini Rout, Chess Grandmaster were joined the event Parivartan – “Prison To Pride” Launching at Special Jail, Bhubaneswar








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