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As many as 125 paintings made by Yerawada prisoners will be on display at Bangandharva Rangmandir's Art Gallery on Tuesday.
A beautiful collection of a variety of themes and mediums will be showcased by different artists who are presently undergoing trial or have already been convicted and are serving their sentences. The inmates of Yerawada Central Jail, Yerawada Open Jail and Nashil Road Central jail will be participating in the exhibition.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by Dr SB Majumdar, president of Symbiosis and Meeran Borwankar, Additional Director General Prison. Yogesh Desai, Yera wada jail superintendent and other officials from the Jail will also be present.
The jail authorities have also made arrangements for prisoners to see the exhibition. "This is the first time that we are organising such an exhibition where all the paintings will be up for sale. We feel through the sale of these paintings, artists will be able connect themselves to the society. The jail staffers and inmates are busy with the arrangements," said Desai.
"The jail has various manufacturing units and workshops like those of black-smith, leather work, paper work, bakery, incense stick unit, carpentry and candle-making unit. The jail also provides ready-made furniture to government departments," he added.