JAMMU, Feb 27: Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman J&K State Legal Services Authority today inaugurated vocational trade centre for garment making and manufacturing of LED bulbs with bamboo carved decorative lights in the District Jail at Ambphalla here.
The vocational trade centre has been set up under Prime Minister’s Skill Development Programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice Bindal laid stressed on experimenting new ways of remolding and shaping the talent of prisoners in a useful manner as crime committed by them was not always out of freewill but outcome of the surroundings.
He stressed that the efforts should be continued to explore new projects of vocational training. Justice Bindal also lauded the role of Technical Education Department viz a viz initiatives taken by the Prison Department.
Director Technical Education Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma introduced various schemes of Technical Education Department for skill development of prisoners and for general public at large.
Ritu Jamwal, Principal Government Polytechnic College for Women Jammu briefed about courses introduced in the jail which include tailoring, basic electrician course, beauty culture trade being organized on the basis of community development through polytechnic schemes.
Session Judge and Member Secretary State Legal Services Authority Akram Choudhary, Senior Medical Pfficer District Jail Jammu, Dr B L Gigoo and Staff Officer to Director General of Police, Prisons Mirza Saleem were also present.
Meanwhile, State Judicial Academy organized oath taking ceremony for the advocates granted absolute licenses to practice law.
Justice Rajesh Bindal, Chairman Governing Committee of State Judicial Academy administered oath and distributed absolute licences among 150 newly enrolled advocates hailing from different districts of Jammu province.
Principal District Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul, President J&K High Court Bar Association B.S. Salathia, officers of the High Court registry along with office bearers and senior members of the bar participated in the programme.
After administering oath to the advocates, Justice Rajesh Bindal advised the newly enrolled advocates to work with honesty and dedication to enhance the dignity of profession.
Justice Bindal urged the newly enrolled advocates to gain professional excellence to succeed in the profession. They were advised to learn information technology advances in the field of law and stay updated with the knowledge of law.