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Maharashtra Launches 'Jail Tourism' Initiative From Pune's Yerawada Prison

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched a 'jail tourism' initiative of the state government from Pune's Yerawada prison, in a move to help students learn about historical experiences. The initiative was launched on January 26 via video conferencing. Speaking to news agency ANI, ADG (Prison) of Maharashtra, Sunil Ramanand said, "Yerawada jail is 150-years-old where several freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi, Lokmanya Tilak, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Sarojini Naidu and Subhas Chandra Bose had been imprisoned under the British rule."(Credit: ANI)

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