IndianOil launched Parivartan – an initiative to train inmates in select sports was inaugurated at select prisons across the country by Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil through video conferencing mode.
Parivartan was inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh at Central jail, Bhopal by Shri Arvind Kumar, IPS, Director General, Prison and Correctional Services, MP in presence of Mr K. Bissa, CGM I/C(IB) IndianOil.
Shri G.R Meena,ADG, Prison and correctional services, Bhopal, Shri Sanjay Panday, Shri MR Patel,Shri UP singh senior officials of Prison department marked their presence in the occasion.
Shri Dinesh Nargawe, Incharge Bhopal Jail supported the program in full spirit. He acknowledged the programme will help inmates to overcome the stigma associated with imprisonment and aid in their smooth reintegration into the society upon their release.
IOCian Shri M.Ghufran, International Carrom player, along with other renowned coaches, presented his skills to the inmates during the event.
The tagline “Prison to Pride” is complete in itself, said Shri Arvid Kumar. He also praises efforts of Indian oil and its officers for conducting this event.
Under this initiative, IndianOil, in coordination with Prisons Department of the MP, will facilitate training programmes in badminton, chess, vollyball and carrom to help improve the physical and mental well-being of prison inmates, especially during this pandemic period.
During the four-week-long training, 92 inmates will be coached in the basics of the sport, enabling them to participate in local competitions, besides recreation. This initiative will also boost the participants’ self-esteem and confidence.
IndianOil provided the equipment and sports kits to the participants of the programme.
“IndianOil has been leading a number of social stewardship programmes across the country. ‘Parivartan’ initiative aims to build confidence and improve the well-being of prison inmates through sports”, said Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil.
“The programme is in sync with IndianOil’s core value of care and will complement our ongoing initiative of employing prison inmates and people who have completed their time in prison, as customer attendants at our fuel stations,” he further elaborated.