‘Bond of love’ transcends all barriers!

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Aug 2017 11:01:36


Staff Reporter,


Braving the arduous journey from the far-fetched regions of Chhattisgarh to the Capital city, thousands of sisters patiently waited for hours in long-stretched beelines to celebrate the eternal bond of love and protection-Rakshabandhan with their brothers locked-up in the Raipur Central Jail on Monday.

While some arrived at the crack of the dawn, some reached a day earlier and stayed at the railway platform. The ruthless ramparts of Central Jail mellowed down the moment weary eyes of sisters burst into tears at the first glimpse of their brothers after a year and tied Rakhis on their bare hands.
Director General of Jail and Correctional Services Giridhari Nayak told The Hitavada that Bilaspur Central Jail recorded the highest numbers of visitors at 9,579 whereas Raipur Central Jail hosted over 6,000 sisters on the day. Durg stood third with 4,500, Ambikapur-2,500, Raigarh-1500 and Jagdalpur-1,000.

As Rakhi is the most important event for the Jail Department, Over 75 Jail Guards along with personnel from Police Lines made sure the festival runs smooth without any disturbance.

There were women constables in civil dress patrolling the area, keeping eyes on disturbing elements. Also, to make sure that no unwanted substance made it into the Jail, they strictly checked the food items brought by women.

The Hitavada also came across some women, who had arrived from remote places and each one had their own story to share.