IndianOil on Sunday launched “Parivartan,” a new initiative to provide coaching to inmates at various sporting events, allowing them to participate in local competitions, in addition to boosting their confidence and self-esteem. The central public sector company engaged several sports personalities to deliver the training, including winner “Arjuna” Abhinn Shyam Gupta, laureate “Dhyan Chand” and “Commonwealth Games medalist” Trupti Murugunde, the “champion. national ”S Arun Vishnu and the woman grandmaster Padmini rout, among others.
IndianOil said it will coordinate with the Prison Service to facilitate the badminton, volleyball, chess, tennis and carrom training program in prisons in India to help improve the physical and mental well-being of inmates. , especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also coincides with the celebration of the country’s 75th Independence Day under the name “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, according to a company statement.
Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai, Chanchalguda-Hyderabad Central Prison, Poojapura-Trivandrum Central Prison, Bhubaneshwar Special Prison and Circle-Cuttack Prison would be covered in the first phase. The program helps inmates overcome the stigma associated with imprisonment and helps them smoothly reintegrate into society upon release from prison, the statement said. Nearly 129 inmates would be selected for the four-week training, which would include learning the basics of the sport, in addition to allowing them to participate in local competitions, the company said, adding that it would provide them with equipment and materials. kits.
IndianOil President Shrikant Madhav Vaidya officially launched the program at Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai via videoconference on Sunday in the presence of South Region (Regional Services) Executive Director K Sailendra, Tamil Nadu and Chief and Director Puducherry State Executive, P Jayadevan. “The Parivartan initiative aims to build confidence and improve the well-being of prisoners through sport.
The program aligns with IndianOil’s core value of care and will complement our ongoing initiative to employ inmates and those who have completed their prison terms as service station attendants, ”said Vaidya. IndianOil said those who had already served their prison terms worked as attendants at 30 outlets in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.