Chandigarh

10th Legal Services Camp was organized in Chandigarh

Y.S.Rana | September 30, 2019 04:49 PM

CHANDIGARH: Under the aegis of National Legal Service Authority, New Delhi, and under the leadership of Hon’ble Justice Rajiv Sharma, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab & Haryana and Patron in Chief of State Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh and under the able and dynamic guidance of Hon’ble Mr.  Justice Jaswant Singh, Judge, High Court of Punjab and Haryana and Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh, 10th Legal Services Camp was organized in Government High School, Vikas Nagar, Ward No.24, Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh on Saturday.    
                 
A total of 3870 people attended the Camp and availed of various services.  Amarender Sharma, CJM cum Secretary, District Legal Services Authority spoke about the importance of such community initiatives for ensuring the slogan of "Access to Justice for All" that is the motto of the Legal Services Authority. Ms. Sangeeta Yadav, Head Mistress, GMHS, Vikas Nagar, Chandigarh, accompanied by Sh. Anil Kumar Dubey, Councilor Ward No.24 and his team, Sh. Kamal Sharma, Master, Sh. Pushpinder, Master and Ms. Sandhhya Shukla, Mistress of the school co-ordinate and assisted the Authority to successfully organize the camp.
                    
Aadhaar Cards of more than 392 persons were made or corrected in the camp, 192 people applied for new/corrected Voter I.D Cards, 259 persons also applied for various pension/loan schemes of Social Welfare Department. Further, more than 2250  persons visited the stalls giving information about the functioning of Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Cyber Crime Cell, Child Helpline, DCPU, Chandigarh Social Welfare Board, DAY - NULM (National Urban Livelihood Mission), Social Welfare Department, Education Department, Labour Department, DART, Banks, Bachpan Bachao Aandolan and Telecom companies.  About 150 new accounts were opened by the banks.  

More than 41 jobs cards were distributed by the Labour Department and more than 119 persons applied for new job cards.  More than 860 persons were benefitted from the free health camp. A Puppet Show on HIV AIDS was also presented for sensitizing the general public and almost 200 persons were tested for HIV. 7 wheelchairs were distributed to the persons with physical disability  in association with Serve Humanity, Serve World-NGO.  Children from GHS, Vikas Nagar, Chandigarh also presented various informative programs for the audience.
        
The camp saw participation from UIDAI (Aadhaar), Social Welfare Department, Education department, Labour department, Health department, Banks, Child Helpline, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Cyber Crime Unit, Anti Human Trafficking Unit and Traffic Unit of Chandigarh Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Telecom companies, Chandigarh State Aids Control Society, District Child Protection Unit, Transgender Welfare Board, Bachpan Bachhao Andolan, Medical Team of PGIMER, Chandigarh and GMH Sector-16, Chandigarh participated in this camp and informed the general public about various schemes of their departments. On the spot registration and other facilities were also provided in the camp by the participating departments.

Mahavir Singh, ADJ-cum-Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority Chandigarh said that the Authority aimed at making the services offered by the Legal Services Authority more approachable, accessible and people friendly. He thanked the people of Vikas Nagar, Village Mauli and Mauli Jagran for coming in such large numbers to attend the camp. At the Legal Services Camp, seven persons with physical disability were donated wheelchairs free of cost sponsored by Serve Humanity, Serve God-NGO.

The Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh further informed that the effort of State Legal Services has been to link up with the people of the community through mass awareness programs in schools, colleges, communities, and also though its various outreach activities carried out by its panel lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers. He informed that through this camp citizens in vast numbers were connected to various social welfare schemes of the Government.

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