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IndianOil launches Phase 7 of ‘Parivartan- Prison to Pride’ and Phase-4 of ‘Nayi Disha – Smile for Juvenile’

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Vijayawada:  IndianOil today launched Phase 7 of ‘Parivartan- Prison to Pride’ and Phase-4 of ‘Nayi Disha – Smile for Juvenile’.  Phase 7 of Parivartan and Phase 4 of Nayi Disha will reach out to 11 prisons and 12 Juvenile homes, covering around 1115 participants across 14 states, including Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh

In Vijayawada,  Nayi Disha Phase IV was virtually inaugurated by Mr Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil at Juvenile Welfare, Correctional Services and Welfare of Street Children (JWCS & WSC),  Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh in presence of Mr B Anil Kumar Executive Director & State Head, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, Mr BDV Prasad Murthy, Director (JWCS & WSC), Mr T Madhusudan Rao, Chief Probation Superintendent, JWCS & WSC, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh & Mr Rammohan Reddy, Superintendent, where inmates are getting trained in Badminton, Chess and Carrom by a certified coaches.

Inaugurating the next phases of the unique social stewardship programmes, Mr. S M Vaidya, said, “We are extremely proud of this ‘beyond business’ intervention, in line with our core value of ‘Nation First’. Going beyond the physical and mental well-being, it aims for a positive transformation in the lives of prison inmates and juveniles, through sports.  Sports has been successful in instilling discipline, teamwork and perseverance and giving a purpose.  In fact, the various global recognitions that we have received so far for this endeavour, strengthen our resolve to push the envelope further to make a tangible impact.”

Elaborating on ‘Nayi Disha’, specially tailored for the young inmates in juvenile homes, Mr. Vaidya said, “We realize that the formative years are vital and have thus chalked out this initiative to help steer the youth towards a trajectory of growth.  By coaching them in various sports, we hope to channelize their energies constructively, instilling discipline, resilience, and self-confidence.”

Mr. Vaidya also thanked the various prison and government authorities for their collaboration and participation in this mission.

Parivartan- Prison to Pride initiative was launched on August 15, 2021. The Corporation launched the first phase of Nayi Disha – Smile for Juvenile on January 26, 2023. With today’s launch, the initiative now empowers over 6300 inmates and juveniles at 128 locations across 22 states and 6 Union Territories, through ten sports. The initiative not only offers coaching facilities but also provides equipment and kits to the participants.

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