1. Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust, Hardwar
Charitable Society, Amritsar
3. Guru Nanak
Dev University, Amritsar
4. UNODC (United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), ROSA, New Delhi
6. Rotary Club Amritsar
7. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amritsar
Social welfare Board
9. BPR&D(Bureau of
Police Research and Development)
10. State Bank of India
11. Spice Telecommunications
(Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee)
13. Prajapita Brahma
Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya
14. Art of Living
15. Kundan Vidya Mandir
16. Chaturvidh Yog
17. Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Amritsar
Member of Parliament
District Legal services Authority
for Social Action
22. Amritsar Bar Association
23. Miracle Technologies
24. Civil Defense Amritsar
25. Red Cross Society
We are indebted to the individuals from the community who are not associated with
any organisation but actively participated in the process of reforms. Last but
not least we are indebted to the inmates of this prison for contributing in the
Yog Peeth Trust, Hardwar: It is a trust founded by Swami Ramdevji. The
trust is supporting us in Yoga and other stress management programmes. Swami Ramdev
himself visited this prison to enlighten the inmates. The trust is also supporting
various reform projects including education and vocational training. Our special
gratitude to Awan Parashar and Subhash Suman of Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali
For more details, please visit: www.
Charitable Society, Amritsar: We are thankful to Pingalwara Charitable
Society for providing blankets, clothes for the inmates and spiritual books for
the library of Amritsar Prison on regular basis.
For more details, please
Nanak Dev University, Amritsar: GNDU Amritsar is
supporting our education project and it has opened a regular study centre in our
jail for vocational education of the inmates. Our sincere thanks to Prof. Dr.
Jai Rup Singh,Vice-Chancellor and Dr. RK Bedi, Professor and Director, Department
of Adult Continuing Education and Extension of the University. Besides this, students
of Law department and other faculties are conducting research projects on the
various aspects of prison and prisoners.
For more details, please visit: www.
(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), ROSA, New Delhi: The UNODC
has launched H-71 project in Amritsar Prison in collaboration with India Vision
Foundation. It is a peer led intervention to bring awareness about drugs and drug-driven
HIV. We extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. Gary Lewis, Dr. Jayadev Sarangi and
Dr. Suruchi Pant for taking keen interest in this project at our prison.
more details about H-71, please visit: www.unodc.org/india/h71.html
Vision Foundation: It is a trust dedicated for prison reforms founded by
Dr. Kiran Bedi. The foundation has opened its Punjab Chapter to support various
reform activities in Punjab Prisons. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh has been made coordinator
of Punjab Chapter. The foundation is supporting Education project, Vocational
training and awareness programmes in Amritsar prison. A Computer Education Centre
has been started in the Borstal Jail Ludhiana for the young inmates.
details, please visit: www.indiavisionfoundation.org
Club Amritsar: Rotary Club Amritsar is an
active partner of Amritsar Prison right from the very beginning of the reformation
campaign. In fact, the various Rotary Clubs of Amritsar are associated with each
and every reform project undertaken in this jail. Rotary
Club Civil Lines has organized a number
of health camps, eye camps and also donated goggles to the poor and needy inmates.
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Kiran Duggal and Mr. Gurjeet Sekhon and other Rotarians
of this club. The NIIT centre of Amritsar run by Mr. Sekhon has also donated Computer
books for the Computer Centre of the Jail.
Club Amritsar Main is supporting the vocational
training programmes for the female inmates of Amritsar Prison. We are thankful
to Rtn. Sudarshan Kapoor, Rtn. Sumant Sud and other Rotarians of this club.
For more details,
please visit: www.rotaryclubamritsarmain.com
Club Amritsar South is extending all round
support to De-addiction, Vocational training and literacy projects. We are grateful
to Rotary Club Amritsar South for web designing and maintenance of the website
of Amritsar Prison. Our sincere thanks to Rtn. Randeep Singh Arora, Rtn. PP Upkar
Singh Sethi, Rtn. PP Surjit Sharma and other Rotarians of this club.
details, please visit: www.rotaryclubamritsarsouth.com
Vigyan Kendra, Amritsar: It is a joint venture of ICAR and PAU (Punjab
Agricultural University. Krishi Vigyan Kendra is providing us expert guidance
in the projects related with empowerment of women through its Home Science Wing.
Vocational training in candle making, food preservation, tie & dye, fabric painting
and toy making is being imparted by the experts of KVK. In the next phase, we
are going to take assistance in horticulture, floriculture, vegetable growing
and crop production. We are especially thankful to Dr. Paramjt Singh, Dr. Sukhminderjit
Kaur and Ms. Shaminder Bawa for taking keen interest in the prison reform projects.
Social welfare Board:
Punjab Social Welfare Board is assisting us in various projects related with women
and education of children of the inmates under Border Area Project. Our sincere
gratitude to Mrs. Ratna for taking keen interest in prison activities.
(Bureau of Police Research and Development):
BPR&D is providing us valuable guidance in modernization projects. We are grateful
to Dr. Kiran Bedi, DG, BPR&D and Dr. B.V. Trivedi, Assistant Director for taking
personal interest in the reformation process of this jail. BPR&D has also organized
a training programme SEEING IS LEARNING in Amritsar Jail for the Prison officers
of North India.
For more details about BPR&D, please visit: www.bprd.gov.in
Bank of India: State Bank of India is assisting
us in Computer education and Vocational training under its Corporate Social Responsibility.
We are grateful to Sh. Shyamal Kanti Das, DGM, Punjab and Sh. Akshay Mehra, Regional
Manager, Amritsar for their continuous guidance and support.
Telecommunications: We are grateful to Spice telecommunications for assisting
us in computer education as well as for providing regular technical support under
its Corporate Social Responsibility. Our sincere thanks to Bimal Kumar, Ritesh
Kumar and Sandeep Kumar for their continuous cooperation.
(Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee):
The SGPC is providing us regular support for the religious and spiritual activities.
It has also provided infrastructural support and religious books and other literature
for the inmates.
Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya:
We are grateful to the Amritsar Chapter of Brahmkumaris for organizing spiritual
events regularly for the inmates and officers. Our sincere thanks to Dr. S. P.
Popli for taking keen interest in prison activities.
of Living: Art of Living organizes regular
sessions in Amritsar Jail. We are thankful to Veena Mishra, Sandeep Sandhu, Raman
Aggarwal and Anish Dua from Art of Living.
(Please visit: www.artofliving.org)
Vidya Mandir: Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana
is supporting us in the education of the children of the inmates of the Women
Jail Ludhiana. We are thankful to Sh. S. C. Saxena, Principal of the school and
Mrs. Anu Sehra, Mrs. Sonia Verma and Mrs. Manisha Gangwar for their guidance and
(For more details about Kundan Vidya Mandir, please visit: www.kvm60.com)
Yog Asharam: Chaturvidh Yog Ashram, Amritsar
has organized Yoga camps in Amritsar jail regularly. Our sincere thanks to Brahmchari
Satyanandji and Pawan Kumar.
Vidya Bhawan, Amritsar: Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan Amritsar has extended full
support for the education of the inmates of this jail. We are thankful to Sh.
Avinash Mahindru, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Amritsar for his continuous
support and guidance.
(For details, please follow the link: www.bhavans.info/school/schools_punjab.asp)
of Parliament: Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Member
of Parliament, has extended full support to the reform activities of this jail.
He donated Rs. 1.5 lakhs from his own pocket for providing fans and cots to the
Indira Gandhi National Open University has opened its Special Study Centre in
the Central Jail Amritsar. More than 100 inmates and officers are enrolled with
the IGNOU for various courses.
Legal Services Authority: We are grateful
to the District Legal Services Authority for providing legal aid to the poor and
needy persons. Our sincere gratitude to Sh. Gurdev Singh, District & Sessions
Judge and Sh. Varinder Aggarwal, CJM Amritsar for taking keen interest in the
process of reformation of this jail.
for Social Action: We are grateful to LSA for providing free legal aid
to the poor prisoners of this jail. Our special thanks to Advocate Aman Sharma
and Advocate Satwinder Singh of LSA, who have taken up a number of cases of poor
Bar Association: We are also thankful to spirited
lawyers of Amritsar District Bar Association in providing free legal aid to the
Technologies: We are grateful to Miracle Technologies
Jalandhar for providing us technical support and web services.
Defense, Amritsar: We are grateful to Sh.
Surjit Sharma, Dy. Chief Warden, Civil Defense Amritsar for providing valuable
guidance and support.
Cross Society: Punjab Red Cross Society has
undertaken various programmes to bring awareness about HIV/AIDS.
but not the least; we are grateful to the spirited individuals of the society,
our inmates and their relatives for coming forward to join hands to take this
campaign to its logical end. Some of the prominent partners of Prison reform are:
Deputy Suptd. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Sh. Ashok Kapoor, Sh. Ashwani Kumar (Advocate),
Dalbir Singh, Sh. Harjinder Singh Khurana, Baba Gurpinder Singh Ji, Sh. Kishan
Parkash, Sh. Bhupinder Singh, Sh.Kanwarpreet Singh , S. Gursharan Singh Babbar,
Sharan Press, Hall Bazar, Amritsar, Sh. Kamal Arora , Sh. Joginder Kumar, Sandeep
singh Laali , Shri Jaskirat Singh (Vivek Acadamy), Bikramjit Singh, Jagdeep Singh,
Ashwani Kumar Dogra, Adv. Gurbaksh Madan.