In order to promote physical and mental health, a four days yoga workshop was organized under the Health Awareness Campaign of the Gayatri Pariwar, in Bijnor Jail of the Bijnor city in Uttar Pradesh. The program was launched with the enkindling of the lamp by the Chief Guest of the program, C.D.O. Mr. Indramani Tripathi, the Jail Superintendent, Shri R. K. Mishra, and the Jailor, Shri Akash Sharma, along with the representative from the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya (DSVV), Shri Rakesh Varma, the representative of Shantikunj, Shri Amresh Rathi and his wife Shrimati Sudha Rathi and student Nilanchal of the course M.Sc. Yoga from DSVV.
In this Yoga camp which was held from December 24 to December 27, the prisoners were taught to convert their criminal ideas and to live a life anew with the help of Yoga. A special program on “De-addiction” was organized on the last day of the camp. The local medical practitioners of Bijnor instructed the prisoners on the ill-effects of intoxication and how to get away from it. The prisoners enthusiastically listened to the experts and resolved to give up their addiction by putting their signature on a “resolution letter”. Such programs have been organized by Shrimati Sudha Rathi, every year.