Around 70 detainees took part in auditions conducted in Hisar, Karnal, Rohtak and Gurugram jails, out of which 25 have been selected. This historic step is being taken by the ‘Tinka-Tinka Foundation’.
Four prisons have been selected for the second phase of jail radio. Which includes Central Jail Number One Hisar, District Jail Karnal, District Jail Rohtak and District Jail Gurugram. Around 70 detainees took part in auditions conducted in these four jails out of which 25 have been selected. Jail radio training will run from March 12 to March 17. This historic step is being taken by the ‘Tinka-Tinka Foundation’.
Panipat Jail Radio was the first jail radio of Haryana to be inaugurated on January 16, 2021 by Shri Ranjit Singh, Jail Minister, Shri Rajiv Arora (IAS) ACS (Home) Jail Department, Government of Haryana, Shri K.K. Selvaraj (IPS) was done by Director General of Prisons, Haryana, Shri Devi Dayal, Jail Superintendent and Dr. Vartika Nanda, Founder Tinka Tinka Foundation. After this, Jail Radio was inaugurated in District Jail Faridabad and Central Jail Sirsa by Shri Jai Kishan Chhillar and Shri Lakhbir Brar and the first phase was concluded with it.
Jail radio in Haryana envisages prison reformer Vartika Nanda. Dr. Nanda has also been responsible for audition and training of prisoners. She is the chairperson of the journalism department at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and is also the founder of Tinka Tinka Foundation. He is credited with starting jail radio in the district jail Agra in 2019. It is the oldest surviving jail building in India. This jail is a step in the direction of creating a straw model of radio prison reforms, which will be presented to the Government of India later. Jail radio is helping to meet the needs of communication in jails.