Chandigarh

Legal Services Authority Chandigarh holds camp for various services, 2000 people attended

June 10, 2018 09:20 PM

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Aadhaar Cards of more than 129 persons were made or corrected on the spot.  More than 300 persons were enrolled for new voter identity cards.  More than 1195 persons visited the stalls giving information on Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Cyber Crime Cell, Child Helpline, Narcotic Control Bureau, Chandigarh Social Welfare Board, NULM, Social Welfare Department, Education Department, Labour Department, DART, Banks and Telecom companies.  

About 50 new Banks accounts were opened  by the banks.  More than 100 jobs cards were distributed by the Labour Department. 140 mobile numbers were linked with the Aadhaar cards.  

All this has been done in a camp held by the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) at government high school, Sector 45-C,  Burail on Saturday. Besides, A free health camp was also organized with the help of specialist doctors from GMSH, Sector-16, Chandigarh in which Child Specialist, EYE specialist, gynaecologist and general physician examined children and other persons visiting the camp and also distributed free medicines.

The main aim of the camp was to create awareness about the various schemes and benefits being provided by various Govt. departments and NGOs working for child rights to the general public present in the camp.  In this Camp, the SLSA made people aware about their entitlements and procedural aspects of various Govt. Schemes especially relating to socio economic weaker sections, child rights and also connected them to various welfare schemes meant for them through various departments, Government agencies and NGOs represented in the camp.

In this camp, Election Department, UIDAI (Aadhaar), Social Welfare Department, Education Department, Health Department, Banks, CCPCR, Child Helpline, Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Child Welfare Unit, Cyber Crime Unit, Traffic unit of Chandigarh Police, Telecom companies, State Aids Control Society, District Child Protection Unit, LIC, Narcotic Control Bureau participated in this camp and informed the general  public about various schemes of their departments. On the spot registration and facilities were also provided in the camp by the participating departments.

Camp was organized under the aegis of National Legal Service Authority, New Delhi and under the guidance of Mr Justice Surya Kant, judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court and executive chairman, SLSA, Chandigarh. Mr Mahavir Singh, member Secretary, SLSA, Chandigarh. Mr Amarinder Sharma, Secretary, district legal services authority, Mr V.K. Kapoor, chief coordinator, NLSA Schemes and representatives of various government departments were present in the camp;

Camp was attended around 2900 people of the surrounding areas.

The Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh facilitated all the participating departments, NGOs and the general public for their cooperation and for making the camp successful and assured that more such camps would be held in the near future.   The venue i.e. campus of the school was sanitized after the completion of the programme.

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