Jail birds to get Yoga training

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Patna, Aug 19 (UNI) In a bid to keep jail inmates healthy, the Bihar government has decided to hold regular yoga classes in the prisons, by the month end.

Sources at the jail headquarters said here today that the state prison department had entered into an agreement with Bihar Yoga Vidyalaya, Munger, the first recognised Yoga University in the country, for organising such classes in the jails.

According to the agreement, the university would provide 26 yoga teachers to impart training to the jail inmates, sources said.

Of the 26 teachers, six would be sent to the Central jails while the rest would be deputed in the selected prisons of the districts, sources added.

As per the agreement, signed for one year, the jail department would pay the university Rs 10,000 per month for every teacher hired, sources informed.

The motive behind the move was to produce trainers among the inmates to avoid dependency for such programmes on others, sources said, adding prisoners would be imparted mental as well as physical trainings.

Realising yoga's potential in moulding the human psychology, the department had decided to hold the classes on regular basis, sources stated.

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