Tihar Jail launches charkha unit, radio channel

Tihar Jail

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Tihar Jail on Tuesday launched a charkha (spinning wheel) unit and an FM radio channel, a jail officer said.

The charkha unit will spread the message of non-violence and communal harmony propounded byMahatma Gandhi and TJ FM Radio will help provide recreation to the inmates, a jail officer told IANS.

The inmates would be trained as radio jockeys (RJ). Ten Nigerian inmates and other foreign prisoners are actively participating in khadi activities.

Both the units were inaugurated at Jail Number 4 by Director General (Prisons) Vimla Mehra.

Tihar Jail houses around 12,000 inmates.