Authorities of Nagpur Central Jail organised a novel programme ‘Galabhet’ on Thursday to allow boys and girls of convicts to meet their fathers or mothers, express their views and embrace them to mark Flag Day in prison. Around 190 wards practically met their 120 parents and gave way to their emotions.
The happiness was evident on the faces of children after meeting the parents. Smita Sathe, Deputy Inspector General, Prison, who took initiative in organising the event, Anupkumar Kumre, Jail Superintendent, Deorao Hade, Senior Jailor, Dipak Bhosle, Jailor, Waman Nimje, Maya Dhature, officers and staff were present on the occasion. Earlier, Sathe hoisted the flag in the jail premises.
Many children could not meet their inmate parents in the jail during the last 2/3 years owing to coronavirus pandemic. However, they could meet now because of the initiative taken by the authorities. The parents mainly discussed about education of their children, health, money position, how they are leading life etc.
The meeting brought smiles on their faces but at the same time they could not bear the thought that they would be separated after some time. Late Vasantrao Naik, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, had handed over a flag to prison department on September 1, 1969 and since then the Flag Day is celebrated.