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It is a heartburning fact that persons in captivity breathe under high degree of stress. Whatever facility may be provided to the prisoners, a certain level of stress and anxiety has to be there because of home sickness. We can only reduce the level of stress to some extent. It is also a hard fact that officials working in the prisons are also suffering from similar kind of stress and mental agony. The main constituents of our strategies for stress management are:

  • Yoga
  • Cultural and Religious activities
  • Games and Sports


Amritsar Prison has launched a project of Yoga to improve the physical and spiritual state of prisoners and prison officers as a measure of stress management 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. Swami Ramdevji himself visited Amritsar Prison on 17.11.2006. Swamiji also 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.

Cultural and Religious activities 

Cultural and religious activities have been made part and parcel of Prison life. We have set up cultural as well as religious committees comprising of prisoners and prison officials. We get regular infrastructural support from the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) for organizing religious activities. Besides this Art of Living, Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya and various local religious and spiritual committees organize regular sessions in this prison.

Games and Sports 

Participation of prisoners in the evening games has been made compulsory for the prisoners either as a player or as a spectator. Volleyball, badminton and Cricket(with tennis ball) are the main sports events.


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