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SWAMI RAMDEV VISITS AMRITSAR PRISON

Inmates observing Yoga

Swami Ramdevji visited Amritsar Prison on November 17, 2006. He was extended warm welcome by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and other officers, prisoners and members from the community. Swamiji first took a round of the Prison area and then interacted with the prisoners. He was overwhelmed to see the respect of human values and dignity of mankind in this Prison. He was impressed with the education system being launched in the Prison with the help of educated prisoners. He also appreciated the functioning of Legal Aid Cell managed by the prisoners which has contributed in releasing more than 500 poor prisoners.

Swamiji later on conducted a Yoga session in the Prison premises. He taught various lessons on Yogasan, Pranayam, Kapalbhati and behavioural aspects of human life. He advised the inmates and officers to practice Yoga regularly.

Swamiji in a Yogmudra

It is pertinent to mention here that Amritsar Prison has launched yoga project to improve the physical and spiritual state of prisoners and prison officers in collaboration with Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust, Hardwar. Around 40 male prisoners and 25 female prisoners have been trained as Yoga teachers who conduct regular classes in this prison with the help of Amritsar Chapter of the trust. Swamiji also donated one lac rupees to assist the ongoing reform projects in this prison.

  IN THE NEWS

Amritsar Jail Inmates get tips from Ramdev: Hindustan Times, November 18, 2006
Take up yoga, Ramdev tells jail inmates: The Tribune, November 18, 2006
Amar Ujala, November 18, 2006
Pak visitors have a glimpse of Indian yogic icon: Times of India, November 18, 2006
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