Dy Supdt of Arthur Road Jail tops Gandhi Peace Exams

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Mumbai, Apr 2 (UNI) Deputy Superintendent of Arthur Road Jail Sudhir Kingre has topped the Gandhi Peace Examination with 76 per cent marks, among the officials, while among the inmates, Atul Bhosale scored the highest with 88 per cent marks.

The awards were given away here today by Ms Swati Sathe, Superintendent of Arthur Road Jail, which is the city's largest and oldest prison that houses some of the most wanted criminals of rival gangs.

The award function was organised by Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal.

Speaking at the function, Ms Sathe said ''Every individual and everything has an expiry date, but Gandhian thoughts are immortal and will remain relevant forever.'' Thirteen police personnel and 32 jail inmates had appeared for the examination on March 20.

Mr Kingare said as a result of the examination, the inmates not only read Gandhiji's books but also put his teachings into practice.

Recently, Laxman Gole, an inmate of the Nashik Jail, read Gandhiji's autobiography and was so influenced by it that he confessed to his crimes before a judge. He is now working with Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal and spreading Gandhian thoughts. Many individuals and organisations have also offered him a job.

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