Tihar gets its own radio station, the TJ FM Radio
In yet another first, the country’s largest prison Tihar Jail has now got its very own FM radio station.
Director general of prisons Vimla Mehra today launched the ‘TJ FM Radio’ at Central Jail No 4 in the Tihar complex.
“The FM Radio has been established to meet the twin objectives of entertainment and training of prisoners as Radio Jockey (RJ). The prisoners can engage themselves in creative activities and also get trained as Radio Jockey (RJ),” Tihar Jail spokesperson Sunil Gupta said.
He said that if prisoners want to listen to their favourite songs, they would have to send their request in advance to the RJs so that these may be aired.
Apart from FM Radio, Tihar Jail administration, in association with an NGO “Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Sansthan”, also started a Khadi unit or ‘Charkha Khand’ (spinning wheel unit) in the Central Jail.