Surat jail prisoners donate Rs 1.11 lakh to CM fund for fight against Covid-19 | Surat News


SURAT: Prisoners from Lajpore Central Jail donated Rs 1.11 lakh to Gujarat chief minister’s relief fund to fight spread of coronavirus. The prisoners donated the money from their savings that they earned while working in jail.
Out of 670 men and women convicts lodged in LCJ, 212 have contributed in the donation. Majority of the contributors are those who are lodged in jail since last many years and have earned money throughout their stay. The prisoners are employed in various activities by jail authorities for which they receive payment. From their earnings, they save some amount in their accounts.
“Men and women prisoners both have donated for the cause. It is an inspirational initiative by prisoners and they are showing their responsibility towards the society,” said Manoj Ninama, superintendent, LCJ.
Jail Kedi Panchayat took the initiative to collect the donation from prisoners and give the same to CM relief fund. “The prisoners expressed their wish to contribute to the Covid-19 relief fund and we accepted as it is for a good cause. Individually the prisoners have donated from Rs 100 to Rs 5,000,” Ninama added.

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