Mangaldai prison lifer passes exam with distinction


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Mangaldai prison lifer passes exam with distinction

Posted May 15, 2022

by Mayukh Goswami

Mangaldai: The correctional and reform initiatives taken by the Mangaldai district prison authorities for its inmates over the past few years have begun to yield results as Arupjyoti Deka, a lifer, passed the final examination for the Diploma of the Krishna Kanta Handic State Open University (KKHSOU) with distinctive signs. Besides Arupjyoti, two other lifers from the prison Dhrubajyoti Hazarika and Ilias Purti also graduated from the university.

Two other prison inmates who had also appeared for the KKHSOU study center exam set up in the prison in 2016 narrowly missed failing one subject each from the previous year. Prior to this, Arupjyoti had dominated the university in the Baccalaureate Preparatory Program (BPP). Coming to know of the rare achievements of the inmates, a delighted prison administration organized a function on May 1 to salute the successful inmates and also to pay respect to the faculties of the study center. Several speakers including Dr. Leena Saikia from Mangaldai college, Bhupen Haloi, the coordinator of the prison academic center and a faculty from Mangaldai college, Manoj Kr Sarma, the founding coordinator, Rittik Choudhury, director of another center of At the local university, Dr. Dibya Rajmedhi, prison doctor and several teachers recounted their association with the study center and its students.

While expressing their feelings, Arupjyoti and his two fellow inmates expressed their thanks and gratitude to the prison authorities for giving them the opportunity to study and to the teachers for their tireless support and guidance. They also expressed their desire to pursue master’s studies and asked for everyone’s support. Later, they all solemnly received their examination certificates from the guests present on the occasion. Earlier, Prison Superintendent Ranjit Buragohain gave a brief account of the background to the corrections initiative taken by then Superintendent Jon Dev Choudhury and others in 2016. The ceremony also saw the handing over of a large bundle of books to the prison authorities. for its library by Manikankana Changmai, on behalf of a Guwahati-based social reform organization ‘Uttaran-Ek ​​Jatra’. The event was also attended by Jailer Jyoti Prakash, Deputy Jailer Manash Pratim Buragohain, Pharmacist Biswajit Bora and all his inmates and the parents of the three successful inmates, while Inmate Deepjyoti Nath and Superintendent Buragohain each presented a song to add more flavor to it.

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