Kurukshetra University has allowed full fee and late fee concession to one Lakhvinder Singh, a murder convict lodged in the Karnal district jail, to take admission in MA English (final year) under the directorate of distance education in the current session.
In his request to the university vice-chancellor, Lakhvinder stated that he wanted to complete his masters' degree to keep his hopes for better life alive. His application was forwarded to the vice-chancellor by the superintendent of the Karnal district jail.
Lakhvinder, a resident of Cheeka in Kaithal district, is serving a 20-year sentence in a murder case.
Vice-chancellor Lt Gen (retired) DDS Sandhu said: "A chance to get educated provides a second chance to convicts languishing in jails. It helps them learn skills and social competences they would require to get reintegrated in society after completing their jail term. Education for convicts can open up opportunities, enlighten them, broaden their horizons and build their self-confidence."