Medical Camp in Tihar Jail: April 02, 2009


Sant Nirankari Mission has been holding congregations in Tihar Jail, Delhi from time to time for the spiritual well being of the inmates. On ladies’ side, such congregations are organized by Mrs. Primal Singh. During one of such congregations, she distributed some copies of Sampuran Avtar Bani, Geet Books and other literature. A woman inmate of the jail, however, pointed out that she could not read the same because of weak eye-sight. Incidentally, Mrs. Primal Singh mentioned this to Pujya Mata Sawinder Ji, the gracious spouse of His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj. This served as an immediate clue to give her the idea that an eye check-up camp may be organized to help all such inmates of the jail who had eye problems. Subsequently, she decided to help those suffering from anaemia also. Accordingly, for the first time in the history of the Sant Nirankari Mission, its Medical and Social Welfare Department organized a Medical Camp in Jail No. 6 for ladies in Tihar Jail, on April 2, 2009. The camp consisted of eye check up and anaemia check up both. A team of qualified doctors and para-medical staff led by Brig. (Retd.) P.S. Cheema, Executive Member in the department examined 355 women inmates for eye check up as also anaemia. The department provided free spectacles to 297 of them. Those found suffering from anaemia were given free medicines. Pujya Mata Sawinder Ji accompanied by holy daughter Sudiksha Ji visited the camp and blessed the patients as well as the organizers. Later, they visited the crèche in the jail also and took keen interest in the way the authorities were looking after children. Pujya Mata Ji, however, found some children having eye problems. So, she got the eyes of more than 25 children checked up in the ongoing camp. Then, the Superintendent of Jail, Smt. Swatantar Pahwa took Pujya Mata Ji and Sudiksha Ji round the embroidery centre attached to the jail. Pujya Mata Ji appreciated its working as a welfare gesture. Pujya Mata Ji also saw the candle making unit in the jail. Earlier, Smt. Swatantar Pahwa inaugurated the medical camp and said that it was for the first time that such a camp was organized in the Ladies Jail.

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