128 Manipuri militants undergo rehabilitation training

24 Nov 2010

Nearly 128 Manipuri militants underwent a 90-day intensive spiritual, behavioural and vocational rehabilitation training conducted by the Art of Living and its sister organisation, International Association for Human Values (IAHV) here.

The militants from KCPMC Lallumba that laid down arms on August 6 joined the programme on August 16.

"Manipur, today, is one of the worst insurgency affected states in the north-east. We were not merely looking at training them in technical skills and soft skills, but their complete rehabilitation," said Darshak Hathi, International Director, Art of Living.

Based on Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar''s ideals of ''Inside every criminal, there is a victim crying for help'',the programme aimed at stress elimination, bringing inner peace, sensitivity and making them socially responsible citizens.

Alongside, there was a Vocational Skill Development Training programme to impart technical training to the group in computers, mobile-repair and other electrical equipment.
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