Hyderabad: The Telangana state prisons department has taken the initiative of providing education and skills training up to graduation to those who were admitted to the Anand Ashrams in Chanchalguda and Cherlapally central prisons in Hyderabad.
The beneficiaries are also being provided psychological counselling to encourage them to work for a living instead of begging.
Over the past year and a half, the prison department officials have picked up 8,438 male and 4,977 female beggars from the streets and admitted them at the Anand Ashrams.
Prisons DG V.K. Singh said, “We have been helping them develop skills with which they can earn a livelihood. Literacy classes are conducted every day for all the inmates at the ashrams.”...