Recreational Activities

1. 4th International Day of Yoga 2018

International Yoga Day, 2018 was celebrated in the Model Jail, Chandigarh on 20.06.2018. His Excellency, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab was the Chief Guest on this occasion. Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, IAS, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, Dr. O.P. Mishra, IPS, Inspector General of Prisons, U.T., Chandigarh, Sh. D.J. Narain, Addl. Director General (Region Outreach Bureau) and Sh. Satish Kumar Jain, HCS, Addl. Inspector General of Prisons-cum-Superintendent Jail were present in this occasion. His Excellency and other officers also performed the yoga kriyas. About 200-250 inmates took part in the yoga activities under the guidance of members of Art of Living institution. The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Shri V.P. Singh Badnore addressed the jail inmates on the eve of 4th International  Day of Yoga (IDY) at Model Jail, Chandigarh on June 20, 2018 and stated that many activities such as preparation of anganwari food, sweets, celebration of birthday of inmates, issuance of coffee table book have been started in the jail for the rehabilitation of inmates. Other skill development programs are also being conducted so as to make the inmates self reliant so that they may earn their livelihood after release from the jail. The event was organized by Regional Outreach Bureau & Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Chandigarh in association with Department of Prisons and Correctional Administration UT Chandigarh.

2. Yoga

Yoga Sessions are held in the jail daily. The inmates take part in yoga activities daily. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year in the Jail in the presence of higher dignitaries.

3. Sports Activities

The inmates are provided sports activities (Indoor and outdoor) such as Volleyball, Kabaddi, Table Tennis, Badminton, Luddo, Chess and Carrom Board etc. so as to relieve them from the mental stress. Annual Sports Meet is also organized in the jail every year.

4. Gymnasium for Inmates

Gym Facility for inmates was inaugurated by His Excellency Governor Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh Sh. V. P. Singh Badnore. It has a Multi-station, A Commercial Treadmill, Cycles, Abs-trainer, Incliner, Exercise Balls, twisters etc. It is very beneficial in keeping inmate healthy, staying away from negativity and negative activities. It also helps in reducing expenditure on medicines.

5. LED Television

Although inmates are either convicted for a crime or accused of a crime but their basic human rights except liberty cannot be curtailed. In view of this inmates are provided with infotainment through LED Television. Inmates are allowed to see only four channels, controlled through a service of modulator and dernodulators. Inmates are allowed to see TV from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM only. However, the programmes of National importance like Republic Day Parade etc. are allowed to watch during live telecasts.

6. Music, Dance & Drama

The inmates have been provided instruments for music, dance and drama in the jail for exploring the possibility of their hidden talent.

7. Drawing & Painting

The inmates are provided drawing/painting material to develop their art.

8. Satsang & Meditation Classes

Regular Meditation classes are hold by Brahama Kumaris, Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan. However on monthly basis religious programs / satsang are organised.

9. Release of Coffee Table Book

The Coffee Table Book of the Department of Prisons was launched by His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT, Chandigarh Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore. Sh. Parimal Rai, IAS, Adviser to Administrator, Sh. K.K. Jindal, IAS, Secretary Personnel,  Sh. Tejinder Singh Luthra, IPS, Director General of Police UT, Chandigarh, Dr. O. P Mishra, IPS, Inspector General of Prisons, UT, Chandigarh accompanined him on the dias. 

10. Food Fortification Programme

His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT, Chandigarh Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore visited the Model Jail, Chandigarh for the inauguration of Rice Fortification Machine in the Anganwari Rasoi. Sh. Tejinder Singh Luthra, IPS Director General of Police UT, Chandigarh, Dr. O. P Mishra, IPS Inspector General of Prisons, UT, Chandigarh, Mrs. Samita Mankad, Principal Lead, Department of Food Safety and Standards, Delhi, Sh. K.K. Jindal, Secretary Personnel, Sh. B.L. Sharma, Secretary Social Welfare Department, Sh. Satish Kumar Jain, HCS, Addl. IG. Prisons UT, Chandigarh, Ms. Nishu Singhal, Director Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh and other officers were present on this occasion.