IMPHAL, November 25: AK Mirabai Social Welfare Minister today inaugurated a tailoring and weaving unit inside the Imphal Central Jail as part of a vocational programme taken up by the Imphal Central Jail and Manipur State Women Development Co-operation as a corrected measure for the jail inmates.
The inauguration was attended by Mirabai, SP Jail IK Muivah, Additonal SP Imphal Central Jail Subhaschandra, Joint secretary N Rupachandra and Additional Director Manipur State Women Development Co-operation Binod.
In his speech, Binod said that the vocational training programme for women inmates of the Imphal Central Jail for six months course has been taken up by the jail authority and the woman group as a correctional measure to augment their vocational skills and make them self-dependent when they walk outside after their terms. Such, they can have a prosperous life and not depend on others for their survival, he said
He further informed that from the year 2007 onwards MSWDC has been carrying out vocational training at Tabungkok for women from Manipur. The programme include six month course on tailoring with admission of 100 women per batch and three batches for weaving with 50 women each. After the training the trainees were conferred certificate, he said.
Mirabai said women has been playing a major role in our society and the opening of such training centres at Imphal Central Jail will help the women inmates to stand on their own feet after they leave the correctional facilities.
She further assured that if any women inmate felt the need to procure machines for tailoring to start earning their livelihood, the social welfare department will be ready to offer them assistance.