Yerawada jail inmates to exhibit their art works in Mumbai

An exhibition of art works by undertrials and convicts who are currently lodged in jails across the state will be held at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery at Nariman point in Mumbai.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 11, 2009 2:17 am

An exhibition of art works by undertrials and convicts who are currently lodged in jails across the state will be held at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery at Nariman point in Mumbai. The exhibition,which is organised by Kavita Shivdasani is titled ‘Art from behind bars’ and would be held between March 25 and 29,said Asim Sarode,city-based human rights activist and lawyer,who ideated the event. “Undertrials and convicts from Nagpur central jail,Byculla jail in Mumbai,Yerawada central prison in Pune and other jails would present their artworks at the exhibition,” he said while speaking at a press conference here.

This exhibition would be an innovative step towards rehabilitation of undertrials and convicts in different prisons of Maharashtra. This activity would motivate them. Such initiatives are necessary to give the present trodden prison system a positive outlook,he added.

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