IndianOil launches Parivartan initiative; to give sports coaching to prison inmates

August 15, 2021, Hyderabad: To help prison inmates build a better life, IndianOil has launched Parivartan – an initiative to train inmates in select sports – at select prisons across the country. The initiative at Central Prison, Chanchalguda was inaugurated today by Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil in the presence of Mr. Rajiv Trivedi IPS, Director General, Prisons and Correctional Services, Telangana, Shri. Y. Rajesh, IG, Prisons, Telangana and Mr. RSS Rao, Executive Director & State Head, IndianOil -Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. 

Under this initiative, IndianOil, in coordination with Prisons Department of the respective States, will facilitate training programmes in badminton, volleyball, chess, tennis, and carrom across prisons in India to help improve the physical and mental well-being of prison inmates. This unique initiative coincides with India’s 75th Independence Day being celebrated as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

During the four-week-long training, 129 inmates will be coached in the basics of the sport, enabling them to participate in local competitions, besides recreation. This initiative will also boost the participants’ self-esteem and confidence. IndianOil will also provide the equipment and kits to the participants of the programme.

International-level sportspersons from IndianOil will steer the program. The coaches include badminton players, AbhinnShyam Gupta (Arjuna awardee), Trupti Murugunde (Commonwealth Games medalist &Dhyan Chand awardee), S. Arun Vishnu (national champion); Women’s Grandmaster Padmini Rout (chess), tennis player RushmiChakravarthi (national champion) and renowned carrom players Ramesh Babu, S.Parimala Devi and Srinivas.

“IndianOil has been leading a number of social stewardship programmes across the country. ‘Parivartan’ initiative aims to build confidence and improve the well-being of prison inmates through sports”, said Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman. 

“The programme is in sync with IndianOil’s core value of care and will complement our ongoing initiative of employing prison inmates and people who have completed their time in prison, as customer attendants at our fuel stations,” he further elaborated. 

“The initiatives for social inclusion of prison inmates are part of the working agenda of prisons in Telangana which is focused on changing the social stigma associated with imprisonment. The business association with IndianOil and Prisons departments across the country initiated here only. It is indeed a moment of pride for us to come together with IndianOil in this Parivartan initiative, ensuring social inclusion for the inmates”, added Shri. Rajiv Trivedi, Director General, Prisons & Correctional Services, Telangana.

In its first phase, Parivartan has been launched in Chanchalguda Central Jail (Hyderabad), Puzhal Central Jail (Chennai), Poojapura Central Jail (Trivandrum), Special Jail (Bhubaneshwar), and Circle Jail (Cuttack). The programme aims to help inmates overcome the stigma associated with imprisonment and aid in their smooth reintegration into the society upon their release.

Currently, prison inmates and people who have finished their prison term are employed as customer attendants at 30 IndianOilretail outlets in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

Dwipen Goswami 

Executive Director (CC & Branding) 

EIndianOil launches Parivartan initiative; to give sports coaching to prison inmates

August 15, 2021, Hyderabad: To help prison inmates build a better life, IndianOil has launched Parivartan – an initiative to train inmates in select sports – at select prisons across the country. The initiative at Central Prison, Chanchalguda was inaugurated today by Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil in the presence of Mr. Rajiv Trivedi IPS, Director General, Prisons and Correctional Services, Telangana, Shri. Y. Rajesh, IG, Prisons, Telangana and Mr. RSS Rao, Executive Director & State Head, IndianOil -Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. 

Under this initiative, IndianOil, in coordination with Prisons Department of the respective States, will facilitate training programmes in badminton, volleyball, chess, tennis, and carrom across prisons in India to help improve the physical and mental well-being of prison inmates. This unique initiative coincides with India’s 75th Independence Day being celebrated as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

During the four-week-long training, 129 inmates will be coached in the basics of the sport, enabling them to participate in local competitions, besides recreation. This initiative will also boost the participants’ self-esteem and confidence. IndianOil will also provide the equipment and kits to the participants of the programme.

International-level sportspersons from IndianOil will steer the program. The coaches include badminton players, AbhinnShyam Gupta (Arjuna awardee), Trupti Murugunde (Commonwealth Games medalist &Dhyan Chand awardee), S. Arun Vishnu (national champion); Women’s Grandmaster Padmini Rout (chess), tennis player RushmiChakravarthi (national champion) and renowned carrom players Ramesh Babu, S.Parimala Devi and Srinivas.

“IndianOil has been leading a number of social stewardship programmes across the country. ‘Parivartan’ initiative aims to build confidence and improve the well-being of prison inmates through sports”, said Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman. 

“The programme is in sync with IndianOil’s core value of care and will complement our ongoing initiative of employing prison inmates and people who have completed their time in prison, as customer attendants at our fuel stations,” he further elaborated. 

“The initiatives for social inclusion of prison inmates are part of the working agenda of prisons in Telangana which is focused on changing the social stigma associated with imprisonment. The business association with IndianOil and Prisons departments across the country initiated here only. It is indeed a moment of pride for us to come together with IndianOil in this Parivartan initiative, ensuring social inclusion for the inmates”, added Shri. Rajiv Trivedi, Director General, Prisons & Correctional Services, Telangana.

In its first phase, Parivartan has been launched in Chanchalguda Central Jail (Hyderabad), Puzhal Central Jail (Chennai), Poojapura Central Jail (Trivandrum), Special Jail (Bhubaneshwar), and Circle Jail (Cuttack). The programme aims to help inmates overcome the stigma associated with imprisonment and aid in their smooth reintegration into the society upon their release.

Currently, prison inmates and people who have finished their prison term are employed as customer attendants at 30 IndianOilretail outlets in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

Dwipen Goswami 

Executive Director (CC & Branding) 

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