Prem Rawat Meets with Italian Officials to Consider Peace Education Program in Correctional Facilities

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Prem Rawat recently met with officials at the Italian Senate in Rome to speak about how the Peace Education Program can help foster personal rehabilitation in correctional facilities and beyond.

The founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) created the innovative workshop series to help people discover their own inner strength and personal peace. Since 2012, the Peace Education Program has been offered in more than 683 correctional facilities across the globe, winning praise from officials for improving attitudes and behavior. The program has been successful at several locations in Italy, including the Venice Santa Maria Maggiore and Pagliarelli prisons, and officials are considering an expansion to include many more facilities throughout the country.

Joining Prem Rawat on September 25 at the Italian Senate were Minister of Justice Alfonso Bonafede, Arnaldo Lomuti of the Senate Justice Committee, and Alessandra Maiorino

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Higher education facilities for tribal students demanded

A group of tribal organisations under the aegis of the Adivasi Gothra Maha Sabha (AGMS) is gearing up to launch a series of agitations raising a slew of demands, including facilities for higher education for all eligible tribal students.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday, M. Geethanandan, State coordinator, Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha, said that 2,009 tribal students in the district were eligible for higher secondary education this year, but only 530 seats are available for them under the 8% reservation for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) quota.

The remaining 1,479 tribal students — most of them from the landless Paniya, Adiya, and Kattunaika communities — were unable to get admission this year, Mr. Geethanandan said.

Though the issue had been recurring every year, the Education Department was yet to adopt any steps to address it, he said.

Hence, the organisation would launch an indefinite agitation from Monday, demanding an increase in

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