I am all for the idea of giving choices to people to change for the better. This is one of my favorite anecdotes supporting that thought.
Safdar Nagori, 38, a leader of the Students Islamic Movement of India ( SIMI) has topped the post-graduate diploma course in value education and spirituality while killing time in the Sabarmati Central Jail. The course, which includes yoga lessons, is run by Brahmakumaris in association with Annamalai University’s distance learning division.
The inmates appeared in four written exams of 100 marks each, and 50 marks each for an oral test and a term paper on a subject of their choice. Nagori’s term paper was on the ethos of various religions. He has evaluated the commonalities between different religions. Other inmates focused on subjects like the current education system, the Gita in the modern context, science and spirituality, and meditation and farming.