CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME FOR THE JAIL INMATES
Organised by NSS, St. John’s HSS, Kolasib
Dr. A.J. Rajan
St. John’s Hr.Sec.School, Kolasib
The NSS Unit of St. John’s Higher Secondary School had organised a Christmas Programme in Kolasib District Jail on 29th November, 2016.
Around 2:00pm on 29th Nov., Bro. Paul, the Vice Principal, Mr. John, Mr. Lalchuangkima and I along with 38 students reached the Kolasib District Jail. The Jail authorities warmly welcomed us. After the preliminary exchange opleasntries and getting the formalities done we gathered in the Church where all the inmates had gathered. We started the programme by the Bible Reading and Prayer. It was followed by Soloand group singing.
Mr. Lalchuangkima gave a short message to the inmates. Afterwhich Bro. Paul distributed soaps & toothpastes to the inmates, which were collected by the students. Snacks and frooti were served to all of them. We also had a few minutes of interaction with them. At the end of it one of the prosoners extended the vote of thanks.
The inmates were very happy to welcome us. They felt happy that they had time to interact with the staff and students of St. John’s. The authorities had extended all the help and requested us to visit them in the future too.
After spending around two hours we left the jail with a heart full of gratutude to God for having given us an apportunity to interact with the inmates of the jail, who were around 150 of them. They included men, women and teenagers too. It was a Christmas with a difference.