Oct 7, 2021

Tinka Tinka Jail Radio: Decadal Road Map for Prisons: BPR&D Conference: October 7-8, 2021

The 7th National Conference of Heads of Prisons, organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), MHA, was conducted on 7 – 8 October 2021 in New Delhi. The Conference provided a common platform to stakeholders from across the country to deliberate the emerging challenges in the field of correctional
administration. The outcome of the Conference helped in preparing the Decadal
Road Map for Prisons & Correctional Services in India.

A panel discussion on Prisons & Correctional Services in India: A perspective was conducted on October 7. The esteemed panelists were -

*    Shri. Anand Kumar, DG Prisons, Uttar Pradesh

*    Shri. Puneet Sehgal, Director, NALSA, Delhi

    Dr. Murali Karnam, Assistant Professor, Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad and

    Dr. Vartika Nanda, Indian Prison Reformer and Media Educator

Tinka Tinka was invited as a panelist for the opening session wherein significant findings on Indian prisons were shared. During the conference, Dr. Vartika Nanda, the founder of Tinka Tinka, also presented an audio compiling her research and activities on various jails in India.

Tinka Tinka Prison Radio is the brainchild of Dr. Vartika Nanda, founder of Tinka Tinka Foundation.  She has played a vital role in bringing prison radio to District Jail Agra in Uttar Pradesh in 2019, empowering the inmates to explore and showcase their hidden talents. The initiative encouraged the U.P Prison Department to actuate Prison Radio in 5 Central Jails and 18 District Jails. Tinka Tinka has also been instrumental in conceptualizing, training, and executing prison radio in Haryana. Tinka Tinka was also conducive to introducing prison radio in the state of Uttarakhand.

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