CALANGUTE: The state directorate of craftsmen training in collaboration with Caritas Goa, Institute Piedade and Inspector General of Prisons department commissioned a course to impart training in plumbing and computer education to the prisoners of central jail in Aguada.
Speaking on the occasion, held at Aguada on Friday, the minister for craftsman training Francis D'Souza said, that the government is interested in helping prisoners to build a future. The training in plumbing trade and computer education will help them to gain employment after their release, he said.
D'Souza informed that the government is aware about the inadequate facilities at Aguada and said that the newly constructed jail at Colvale will help to solve the problems.
D'Souza appreciated Caritas Goa, Vedanta Foundation, for their endeavour to undertake various activities for the mental, physical and educational upliftment of the prisoners.
Mihir Vardhan, Additional Inspector General of Prisons of North Goa, said plumbing course for the prisoners is a step by the government towards rehabilitation of prisoners.
Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said the plumbing course and computer training will help prisoners to enhance skills and help them to get gainful employment and lead a dignified life.
Alexo D'Costa, director of craftsmen and training department, Mahesh Patil, associate vice-president of Vedanta Foundation, also spoke on the occasion.
Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco, MLA Nuvem, and Gopal Parsekar were present for the function. Rajendra Singh, a jail inmate welcomed the gathering and Clove Allen proposed the vote of thanks.
Times of India