Telangana jail is asking literate prisoners to educate illiterate inmatesUsually a jail is a place filled with resentment and repent, but it is also a place where people change themselves. With a lot of time at their disposal, the prisoners in jail often think about what they have done, and think about their monotonous life. However, a new era of change has begun in Telengana jail.
The Government of Telengana has initiated 'Vidyadanam Scheme'. Under this scheme, the inmates of Telangana jail are turning the jail into a literary centre. A report states that out of 32143 illiterate prisoners, 28526 turned literates in 2015 and out of 16950 illiterate prisoners, 15778 turned literates in 2016. 'Vidyadanam scheme' is a three-month semester with monthly tests. All the classes are mandatory for prisoners unless they're sick. Everybody is given weekly tests and assignments to complete.
I whole-heartedly support this scheme and wish that similar schemes should be initiated in other jails. I also think that some monetary and other incentives should be provided to the neo-literate inmates and their teachers to encourage the students and the teachers.