Prisoners Preparing ‘Punjabis’ On Occasion Of Jamai Sasthi


Kolkata: On the auspicious occasion of Jamai Sasthi, son-in-laws prefer to relish on the delicious meals prepared by their mother-in-laws. But do every ‘jamai’ is fortunate enough to enjoy this day?

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The prisoners have decided to celebrate this day on Wednesday this year in their own way. The prisoners who have been learning several hand-knitting works since November last year, have decided to prepare designer Punjabis for the ‘jamais.’  After making their Punjabis with lot of care, they would gift it to any minister of the state or some personality.

The prison authorities have respected this and have already contacted a few ministers. On the other hand, the already made clothes by the prisoners are being sold from their own shop in the Jessop’s building’s prison department. Apart from the Punjabis, prisoners’ made saree, salwars are also available. Not only this, but there is huge response from the buyers.

The training of the prisoners is being granted by Ashish Das. A boutique of stylish designer clothes, saree, kurti, Punjabi was organized inside the Presidency premises. The prison personnels, officials, their families and common people purchased these materials. Post this successful attempt, a decision to repeat this was expressed buys the prisoners.

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Apart from these, the prisoners also prepare mustard oil, biscuits, cookies, cakes and pastries. Not only are these sold among themselves but also sent to other prisons too.

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