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Transformative Partnership Unveiled at Dum Dum Correctional Home

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In a historic collaboration that promises to change lives, the West Bengal Correctional Administration, Don Bosco Prison Ministry, Don Bosco Tech Society, and Schneider Electric Foundation have come together to launch a visionary program at the Dum Dum Correctional Home. This remarkable partnership recognizes the immense power of skill training as a catalyst for transformation in the lives of inmates, offering them the chance to envision a brighter future through meaningful employment.

The program was officially inaugurated at the Dum Dum Correctional Home, with Don Bosco facilitating the delivery of cutting-edge electrical training equipment generously provided by the Schneider Electric Foundation. This state-of-the-art equipment will play a central role in a comprehensive training program designed to empower the inmates. Through hands-on guidance, this initiative not only nurtures skill development but also fosters self-sufficiency and confidence among participants.

The inauguration witnessed the presence of distinguished guests, including:

  • Shir Akhil Giri, Honorouble Minister-of-State (IC), Deptt. of Correctional Administration, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Shri Jagdish Prasad Meena, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal, Department of Correctional Administration
  • Shri Laxmi Narayan Meena, IPS, ADG & IG of Correctional Services, West Bengal
  • Rev. Dr. Joseph Pauria sdb, Provincial, Salesians of Don Bosco, Kolkata
  • Rev. Fr. Jijo John, Provincial Economer, Salesian Province of Kolkata
  • Rev. Fr. Jose Podimattam, Principal Don Bosco Technical Institute, Park Circus, Kolkata
  • Rev. Fr. Scaria Nedumattathil, Director, Don Bosco Prison Ministry, Kolkata
  • Rev. Fr. George Mathew, Executive Director, Don Bosco Tech Society, New Delhi.
  • Mr. Joy Mukherjee - Regional Sales Director Schneider Electric

Addressing the audience, Fr. Joseph Pauria, the Provincial, reaffirmed Don Bosco Prison Ministry's unwavering commitment to providing Freedom, Dignity, and Honour to the inmates and pledged to create every possible opportunity to achieve this goal.

The honorable minister expressed his delight at Don Bosco's involvement in various correctional settings and expressed hope that this groundbreaking initiative would leave a lasting impact on the lives of the inmates at the Dum Dum facility.

This collaborative endeavor represents a significant leap towards rehabilitation and empowerment, highlighting the remarkable potential of skill training in transforming inmates' lives and guiding them on a path to a brighter and more promising future.

Stay tuned for more updates on this transformative partnership, as it unfolds new horizons of hope and opportunity.