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150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo

150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo

August 12, 2022 to August 15, 2022

On the occasions of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Maharshi Aurobindo and the 75th Year of  Independence, the Ministry of Culture is commemorating the life and philosophy of Shri Aurobindo by undertaking Spiritual Programmes in 75 prisons across the nation between 12th August and 15th August 2022.

The purpose of these programs is to ‘transform’ the lives of prison inmates through the inculcation of the philosophy of Shri Aurobindo and by the practice of Yoga and Meditation.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has said that there is a need for the transformation of the life of inmates in jails through self-thinking and realization, and prisons all across the country should organize programs on the life of Maharishi Aurobindo so as to enable the inmates to embark upon a new journey of life.

To this effect, the Ministry of Culture has partnered with notable spiritual leaders and organizations to carry out these programs.  Ministry of Culture has identified 75 prisons across the nation, (primarily keeping in mind their association with National Freedom Struggle) where these programs shall take place.

Five organisations including Ramakrishna Mission, Patanjali, Art of Living, Isha Foundation, and Satsang Foundation have been roped in for conducting programs from 12th to 15th August in 23 States of the country to facilitate Yoga, Meditation, and imparting of teachings of Sri Aurobindo to prison inmates.

Ministry of Culture has identified 75 prisons across the nation, (primarily keeping in mind their association with National Freedom Struggle) where these programs shall happen. The List attached of these jails and the mapped agency conducting the program is as below:

Sl. No. Jails State and District Organizations doing pgm
1 Palayamkottai Jail TN [Thoothukudi] (Tuticorin) Isha Foundation
2 Ballari Jail Karnataka [Ballari] Art of Living
3 Central Jail, Midnapore (West West Bengal(Midnapore) Ramakrishna Mission
4 Women Jail, Alipore WB (Alipurduar) Ramakrishna Mission
5 Central Jail Ahmedabad Gujarat (Ahmedabad) Satsang Foundation
6 Ahmednagar Jail Maharashtra (Ahmednagar) Art of Living
7 Gorakhpur Jail UP (Gorakhpur) Patanjali
8 Faizabad Jail now known as Ayodhya Jail UP (Faizabad) Patanjali
9 Central Jail, Coiambatore TN (Coimbatore) Isha Foundation
10 Almora Jail Uttarakhand (Almora) Patanjali
11 Central Jail, Koraput Odhisa RamKrishna Mission
12 District Prison, Prothrapur, Port Blair A & N (South Andaman) Art of Living
13 Madurai District Jail TN (Madurai ) Isha Foundation
14 Cuddalore Jail TN (Cuddalore) Isha Foundation
15 Central Jail, Vishakapatnam AP Ramakrishna Mission
16 Vellore Jail TN (Vellore) Isha Foundation
17 Trichy Central Prison TN (Trichy) Isha Foundation
18 Narsapuram sub-jail AP (West Godavari) Ramakrishna Mission
19 Central Jail, Vijyapura (Bijapur) Karnataka (Bellary) Art of Living
20 Mumbai Central Prison   Maharashtra (Mumbai) Satsang Foundation
21  Yerwada Central Jail Maharashtra (Pune) Satsang Foundation
22 Kannur Jail Kerala (Kannur) Art of Living
23 Burdwan Jail WB (Burdwan) Ramakrishna Mission
24 Central jail, Colvale, Goa Goa (N Goa) Art of Living
25 Amreli Jail Gujarat (Amreli) Ramakrishna Mission
26 Central Jail Gwalior MP  (Gwalior) Art of Living
27 Central Jail Jabalpur MP (Jabalpur) Art of Living
28 Ranchi jail (now Birsa Munda Jail) Jharkhand (Ranchi) Ramakrishan Mission
29 Central Prison Amrawati Maharashtra (Pune) Patanjali
30 Sub jail Car Nicobar Andaman & Nicobar(South Andaman) Art of Living
31 Naini Central Prison UP (Prayagraj) Patanjali
32 District Central Jail, Delhi (now at Rohini, Delhi) Delhi Patanjali
33 Madras Central Prison (at Puzhal) TN (Chennai) Isha Foundation
34 Central Prison, Viyyur, Thirussur, Kerala Kerala (Ernakulam) Art of Living
35 Thane Jail Maharashtra (Thane) Satsang Foundation
36 Nasik Jail Maharashtra (Nasik) Isha Foundation
37 Dhule Jail Maharashtra (Dhule) Art of Living
38 Ratnagiri Jail Maharashtra (Ratnagiri) Art of Living
39 Behrampur Jail Odisha (Ganjman) Ramakrishan Mission
40 Central Jail, Dumka Jharkhand (Hazaribagh) Ramakrishan Mission
41 Hazaribagh Central Jail Jharkhand (Hararibagh) Ramakrishan Mission
42 Sambalpur Jail Odhisa (Sambalpur) Ramakrishan Mission
43 Circle Jail of Cuttack (at Choudwar) Odhisa (Cuttack) Ramakrishan Mission
44 Nagpur Jail Maharashtra (Nagpur) Patanjali
45 Central Jail, Bhopal MP Art of Living
46 Central Jail in  Angul District, Choudwar Circle. Odhisa Art of Living
47 Tihar Jail Delhi Patanjali
48 Central Jail, Jodhpur Rajasthan (Jodhpur) Art of Living
49 Balasore Jail Odhisa (Balasore) Ramakrishan Mission
50 Prison Cell, Jaitu Town Punjab (Faridkot) Patanjali
51 Guwahati Jail Assam(Guwahati) Art of Living
52 Shillong Jail Meghalaya (Shillong) Art of Living
53 Aizwal jail Mizoram(Aizwal) Art of Living
54 Tura Jail Meghalaya (Tura) Art of Living
55 Jorhat Jail Assam (Jorhat) Patanjali
56 Fatehgarh Jail UP Patanjali
57 Hardoi Jail UP (Hardoi) Art of Living
58 Kanpur Jail UP (Kanpur) Art of Living
59 Bareilly Jail UP (Bareilly) Patanjali
60 Dagshai Central Jail Himachal Pradesh(Solan) Art of Living
61 Ferozpur Jail Punjab(Ferozpur) Patanjali
62 Darjeeling jail WB(Darjeeling) Ramakrishan Mission
63 Ambala Jail Haryana (Ambala) Patanjali
64 Central Jail, Buxar Bihar Ramakrishan Mission
65 Seoni Jail MP (Seoni) Art of Living
66 Agra Jail UP (Agra) Patanjali
67 Dehradun jail Uttarakhand (Dehradun) Patanjali
68 Jalpaiguri Jail WB(Jalpaiguri ) Ramakrishna Mission
69 Hoogly District Jail WB (Hoogly) Ramakrishna Mission
70 Benaras Jail UP (Varanasi) Patanjali
71 Presidency Jail, Alipore, Kolkata WB (Kolkata) Ramakrishan Mission
72 Muzaffarpur Jail Bihar (Muzaffarpur) Ramakrishan Mission
73 Motihari Jail Bihar (East Champaran) Ramakrishan Mission
74 Baripada Jail Odhisa(Mayurbhanj) Ramakrishan Mission
75 Central Jail, Jaipur. Rajasthan Art of Living

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