NEW DELHI: Whenever DMK MP Kanimozhi comes out of Tihar Prisons, the literature loving leader will have acquired one more skill -- candle making. During her past over one month stay in the women's cell at the high security jail, Kanimozhi has, in her spare time, taken interest in the candle making unit and learnt how to make candles from her co-inmates, sources at Tihar Prisons said.
Candle making is one of the vocational courses introduced by Tihar authorities to keep inmates connected to the outside world through competition and skill enhancement.
A candle making unit exists in Jail number six which houses women inmates. Made by the women prisoners, scented candles are used inside the jail and also sold as jail factory products.
Kanimozhi, along with Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, was sent to Tihar jail on May 20 after a special CBI court rejected her bail plea and ordered her "forthwith" arrest in in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.
Prison sources said the DMK Rajya Sabha member also spends her leisure reading books.
Concerned over her security, authorities have converted an office room inside the women's prison into a cell and kept her there away from other prisoners.
Even after her bail plea was rejected twice by the courts, Kanimozhi was never found to be upset and behaved well with all the people she came across inside the jail, the sources said.
Her father DMK chief M Karunanidhi her mother, Rajathi Ammal, along with others visited her on Tuesday. They had brought many packets of Murukku, a popular snack for her.
Unlike her high profile neighbours, Kanimozhi has a slew of people coming to meet her everyday. DMK leaders are lined up in front of Gate No 3 on Jail Road to visit her.