Pune, Nov 18: At a reformation programme organised at the Yerawada Jail, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation, met Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is lodged in the Pune jail in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducted a Yoga-based spiritual congregation for the prisoners here today.
Among the participants was actor Sanjay Dutt, who is currently serving a jail term at this prison. Sanjay Dutt, along with 300 fellow-inmates, sought lessons from the well-known spiritual guru.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar cheered up the actor, who was sentenced to a jail term of six years under the Arms Act by the TADA court for illegal possession of arms.
"Like Mahatma Gandhi served a sentence in Yerawada Jail, he (Sanjay) too is here for a while. I told him to believe as if he was paying a penance, soon all would be right," said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, after meeting Dutt.
During the one-hour long congregation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shared a word about peace and humanism with the prisoners.
"Once these prisoners are out, we will provide them with some work for their rehabilitation," said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.