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PRISON MINISTRY INDIA – SALEM UNIT
Posted On : 01-04-2019

Dental camp:

Ash Wednesday is a gift from God. This Wednesday dazzles us with gift and newness and possibility. We the PMI Salem Unit organized the Dental camp on Ash Wednesday in Central prison Salem from 10 a.m to 2 pm. Sp. Thiru. Tamil Selvan inaugurated the camp. Sr. Joyce coordinator welcomed the gathering. And Dr. Barth from Vinayaga Mission Hospital with the team of 10 doctors did the screening and prescribed the medicines. 150 inmates benefitted through this camp. At the beginning of the camp Dr. Barth gave an awareness talk on oral health and tooth brush techniques, which was appreciated by all. At the end of the camp, the doctors and the Prison officials had delicious meal served by PMI volunteers

Women’s day Celebrations:

As usual we celebrated meaningfully the International Women’s day on 8th March. It was hosted by the PMI unit members, in collaboration with St. Jeyarani Maric and Jeyarani Girls Hr. School Sisters. Thiru Tamil Selvan, SP. of Central prison presided over the function. With great enthusiasm the Students from both schools presented an enjoyable and inspiring programme for the women in the prison. On the previous day PMI Volunteers organized various competitions for the prisoners and the staff.

The winners were honored by prizes. SP. and Sr. Amali from Amala Anbu Karankal gave a thought provoking message empowering them to stand for their rights and to eradicate injustice in the society and to have self-confidence. During the function St. Josephs School Gugai gave new dresses for 8 inmates, who have no one to visit them and toilet kit for all the inmates. At the end of the function Jeyarani Matri. School donated a computer scanner to the women prison. Snacks and tea were distributed to all by Jeyarani convent Sisters. We appreciate and express our deep gratitude to the Principals staff and the students of both schools for their cooperation and coordination. Sincere thanks to the principal of St. Josephs School Gugai for their generous contribution towards this noble ministry.

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