Yoga guru Baba Ramdev conducted a yoga session with nearly 11,000 inmates of Tihar Jail on Sunday, a jail officer said. Ramdev also promised jobs to some of them, the official added.
He spent four hours inside the jail premises and visited the factory where the inmates prepared products that are sold under the brand name TJ. He expressed willingness in partnering with the brand.
“You should give up the feelings of anger and revenge. This will be my guru dakshina,” Ramdev said.
The move came ahead of International Yoga Day. He asked them to quit tobacco and smoking.
The jail has set a target of training at least 1,000 inmates as yoga teachers. He promised jobs to 1,000 inmates whenever they are released, the jail official said.