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ritu • Feb 17, 2011

Facebook, Twitter Reaches Tihar Jail

Guess who has been bitten by the social networking bug lately? It’s the Tihar Jail in Delhi.

The largest correctional institution in South East Asia, the Tihar prisons in Delhi have decided to create a page both on Facebook and Twitter. The reason behind this step is the transparency that they want to create in their work with the common man. Their main motto will be to let the public know their method of working and also invite public opinion and suggestions to improve their efficiency. Sunil Gupta, spokesperson and law officer at Tihar prisons stated that Neeraj Kumar, DG Prisons at Tihar jail has decided to launch a page on Twitter and Facebook both, as early as possible. He also quoted that they are doing this to invite public opinion and suggestions in order to improve their performance and also update the masses about their day-to-day activities as stated by the spokesperson.

"Tihar is the most famous prison in the whole of south-east Asian region. It is a role model for prisons in other countries. Through Facebook and twitter, we will inform the public about our new plans, initiatives and also make the users aware about the existing activities being undertaken inside the prison premises. We will invite suggestions, reactions and views from people all over the country," he said.

[​IMG]He also said that success cannot come to them without the active participation and cooperation of the public and that is why they are choosing the e-platform way. The Delhi Police and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi have already joined the social networking sites for enhancement in their work. The Tihar jail is already involved with NGO’s giving vocational training to the prisoners, get the production work done and then distribute the returns to the prisoners as per the jail norms. The products manufactured at Tihar bear the same as their Brand mane and is very popular in Delhi. Their step to enter the social networking site is to further help the prisoners to become better and productive members of the society.

This step definitely leads India towards a better tomorrow. What is your say?

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