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SC judge hails KVIC efforts in training juvenile offenders

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme judge Justice M B Lokur has hailed Khadi and Village Industries Commission's (KVIC) move to provide training and job opportunities to juveniles staying in observation homes after being convicted in petty crimes.

Justice Lokur appreciated the efforts of the commission while inaugurating the Khadi training centre set up to provide Khadi spinning and weaving training to the boys of 'Adharshila Observation Home' at Sewa Kutir in North Delhi's Kingsway Camp area.


KVIC has started the training centre at the observation home which is run by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for boys who have been convicted by the juvenile courts.

The commission has provided 10 new model charkhas and two looms in the observation home free of cost and gives training to the boys, which will help them earn about Rs 150-200 a day.

Speaking on the occasion, KVIC Chairman V K Saxena said spinning was the best way of meditation and it inculcates self-discipline and helps people to concentrate and deviate from committing wrongs.

"Charkha spinning can calm down the roaring and angry mind attitudes. When these boys will come out from the observation home, they will be trained spinners and weavers and will be able to start their life with dignity," he said.

Besides Justice Lokur and Saxena, Chairman of Commission for Protection of Child Rights Arun Mathur and Chairperson of NCPCR Stuti Kacker were also present there.

Kacker thanked the KVIC Chairman for providing charkhas and looms at no cost and giving two months training to the boys, which will support them in changing their attitude.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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