Unique: Sports Pro’s to Coach Tihar Jail Inmates

    In a first of its kind initiative inmates of Tihar Jail will be trained by professionals in various disciplines of sports. The Delhi Prisons Department announced that it will soon kick-start a new initiative to accomplish this goal.

    Tihar Jail Inmates for the first time ever to be trained by sports professionals


    Prison officials said two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, lodged in the Tihar jail after being arrested in the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl case which led to death of another wrestler, will also be allowed to engage in the activities as a participant if he shows interest.

    “Sushil Kumar is trained in wrestling but if he shows interest in playing badminton, volleyball or any other sports which is being organised under the new initiative, we will allow him to actively engage as a participant,” a senior Tihar Jail official said.

    This is the first time that inmates of Tihar jail will be trained in sports with the help of coaches in a more professional and scientific manner, jail officials said.

    Under the initiative, sponsored by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) as part of their CSR project, the inmates of Tihar Jail will be trained in six sports — Kho-Kho, volleyball, badminton, basketball, chess and carrom, they said.


    Latest Updates

    Related Articles

    MS Dhoni reveals a new brand endorsement, kills the suspense

    MS Dhoni eased the tension that he created on Facebook which had his admirers...

    Daughters Day 2022: Beautiful Ways to Express Your Love, Celebrate With Her

    Happy Daughters Day 2022: It's that time of the year again when parents honour...

    MS Dhoni makes CSK fans anxious, as he gets ready to reveal something big

    MS Dhoni, the former Indian captain and present captain of the Chennai Super Kings, MS...

    Here is for Roger Federer, the most amazing, emotional fan reactions

    Roger Federer Cried, his fans became emotional, his tennis rival too got emotional, In...