Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:
This was a celebration with a difference. The citizens of Shimla were witnessed to a unique performance on July 18 with exceptional singers. These singers are all lodged inside different jails of Himachal Pradesh but thanks to the extraordinary support of the DG Prisons, Sh Somesh Goyal, that these prisoners got the special permission to perform live, that too in the Gaiety Theatre with the CM of Himachal Pradesh, Sh Veerbhadra Singh as the Chief Guest. At the end of their performance, these inmates not only received accolades but also were felicitated by the CM.
An exhibition of products made by the inmates of different prisons in Himachal Pradesh has also been organised at the Tavern Hall in Shimla from 18 –20 July, 2016.The products include handlooms, handicrafts, bakery items, wood-craft, embroidery, pickles, etc. There was overwhelming response to the exhibition.The thought behind it is to provide a market to the inmates as also to let citizens understand the inmates better. Interaction with people and their response adds to the self esteem and confidence of inmates.
Jails of Himachal Pradesh are all set to create new milestones. Team Tinka Tinka wish them luck.
Vartika Nanda, Editor, Tinka Tinka