Bhopal Central Jail Prisoners Receive Training To Become Priests

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  • Bhopal ail prisoners are taking lessons so that they are able to perform ritual practices
  • Gayatri Shaktipith of Bhopal under its programme namely 'Yug Purohit' is training 50 prisoners.
  • Training of the priests have helped the inmates to be socially and morally uplifted.

Bhopal: In Bhopal Central Jail, the prisoners, serving jail terms for heinous crimes, are taking lessons to perform various Vedic rituals so that they can become purohits (priests) and earn an honourable living when they are released from jail. Gayatri Shaktipith Bhopal, an organization is giving training of ‘Yug Purohit’ to about 50 prisoners for a month.

The prisoners who were interested in Vedic rituals and want to give a good message to society after completing their sentence were selected for the training. Sadanand Amrekar, a member of the Gayatri Shaktipith, an institute that is proving training prisoners, told, “We are training these prisoners as they are cloistered from society. They are being taught the rituals so that they can work for the well-being of the people. We want them to go back to society as humane and virtuous people.

Bhopal Central Jail Superintendent Dinesh Nargave said that in the past also the Gayatri family has been doing a lot of work by being within the jail premises, for the spiritual, intellectual and moral upliftment of the inmates. “Prisoners in jails are either in depression or in aggression. Most of them are semi-literate and poor. We felt the need of training prisoners so that they feel the positive energy around them. 50-60 prisoners who were willing to learn are being trained,” he added.

Sandeep Pawar, a prisoner, who is convicted of murder, said that through this session he wants to awaken the divinity in human beings and the message of Param Pujya to the masses. “I’m imprisoned for murder. We are being taught to propagate virtues of love and camaraderie along with spiritual education and rituals. Earlier we used to be stressed but after the training, there’s a sense of calmness and we do feel like a part of the society,” he said.

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