GUWAHATI, March 11 - Manav Sarathi, a voluntary organization, in collaboration with Assam Science, Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) and the Instrumentation Department of Gauhati University (GU) opened a training and production centre of electronics goods for the inmates of Central Jail, Guwahati, on Sunday.
In the welcome address, Dr Manjushree Pathak, president of Manav Sarathi, lauded the jail authorities for encouraging the organization to open the centre for the welfare of the inmates in particular and the society in general. She also said that it is very essential to utilise the human resources confined within the four walls of jail in proper ways.
While appreciating the noble steps taken by the Director of ASTEC to sponsor the programme for the betterment of the jail inmates, she said the training will be provided by a group of experts from GU that would go a long way in encouraging the inmates to start life afresh acquiring a new skill.
Dr Pathak appreciated the positive response given to the project by IG Prison, Ranjan Sharma, and the Jail Superintendent Bindyadhar Saikia. In the inaugural speech, Sharma said the action of Manav Sarathi was praiseworthy. Lauding the endeavour of Dr Manjushree Pathak, he assured that all steps would be taken to run the centre in the future as well.
Dr K Barman from ASTEC highlighted the role of science and technology in changing lives.
Dr Arup Kumar Misra, Director of ASTEC, while opening the centre said that the centre would help the inmates earn their livelihood. He also lauded the relentless efforts of Manav Sarathi in making the vision a reality. Dr Utpal Sarma, Head of the Instrumentation Department, GU, said all necessary help would be extended by the University to this centre so that it can flourish as a productive venture.