by Cl Chris Ferreira
CHHOTAUDEPUR, AUG 27, 2016: The Development staff of the House of Chhotaudepur undertook their apostolic ministry in prison on August 25 in Chhotaudepur Sub Jail, Chhotaudepur.
The team that went to inaugurate the programme comprised of Brother Ramesh Durairaj, director of the Development Office - Chhotaudepur, Sister Caroline D'Britto, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Ishwar Dabhi, principal – Don Bosco School and College, Chhotaudepur, Kiran Macwan, teacher - Don Bosco School and College, Chhotaudepur and Cleric Chris Ferreira. They met 110 inmates at the prison.
Accepting the invitation of the Development staff of Don Bosco Lok Seva Kendra, the sub jail authorities invited the Salesians to carry out teaching as well as social and moral development courses for the inmates.
The Development Office aims to further intensify the jail authorities efforts in moulding the inmates while in prison. Brother Durairaj and Dhabi explained the motive of the ministry and shared their thoughts about the need to be empowered with the pen before facing the world.
Dance and a time of sharing was organised for the inmates, following which they were given refreshments. The prison ministry would involve teaching formal and informal education like wiring, welding, plumbing and so on.
With their smiles and words of gratitude, the prisoners expressed their heartfelt thanks. Like Don Bosco, the staff believes that accompanying the inmates will certainly make them good and honest citizens.