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Tihar Jail launches e-library for women inmates

New Delhi: In an effort to empower the women inmates of Delhi's Tihar jail, an e-Library has been set up in its premises which would cater only to them.Director General (Delhi Prisons) Alok Verma inaugurated
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PTI October 22, 2014 11:57 IST

New Delhi: In an effort to empower the women inmates of Delhi's Tihar jail, an e-Library has been set up in its premises which would cater only to them.

Director General (Delhi Prisons) Alok Verma inaugurated the e-library in the presence of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi and other senior officials.

"E-learning will not just help these women to read and learn but also make them get used to computer application and become tech-friendly," DIG Tihar Jail, Mukesh Prasad said.

The library, which has 5-6 computers and two tablets with the application installed for this purpose, will be run with the help of Bedi's NGO 'India Vision' and supported by security agency GS4.

Speaking on the issue, Prasad underlined that it is a step to empower around 600 women inmates, encourage them to read electronically and give them access to prompt e-learning.

In another event to mark Diwali festival, 20-25 children aged below six years, who are staying along with their mothers in the jail, gave a performance.

"Around 25 children, all below 6 years of age who are staying here with their mothers took part in Diwali celebration and lighted diyas," Prasad said.

"It was an effort to make the inmates and their children feel good on the festival," he said.

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