Shri Anil Vij, Hon’ble Minister of Health, Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Haryana launched The Loomba Foundation’s project in Ambala to empower 1,000 widows and women prisoners in all 19 district prisons of Haryana.
The launch was attended by several dignitaries including Shri Yash Pal Singal, IPS, Director General of Prisons, Haryana; Mr. Vikas Gupta, Joint Managing Director of Earth Infrastructure Ltd.; Mr. Rajeev Sharma, IAS (Retd.), Convenor of Swarn Jayanti Celebrations Authority (SJCA), Haryana; Mr. Deepak Gupta, District and Session Judge, Ambala; Mr. S.P.S Chauhan, Superintendent of Central Jail, Ambala; and, Mr. Rajat Kapoor, Founder of Indian Diaspora Club among others.
Lord Loomba said: “The Loomba Foundation intends to do this project with the sole purpose of helping the prison inmates use their time constructively during their stay in prison and to make them learn some skills which will eventually help them on their release from prison. The inmates will not only be trained to have vocational skills, but various aspects of personal development and the value of education would be equally emphasized. Our mission is to make prisons a place of reformation and give the incarcerated beings a chance to become an asset to the society upon their release.”