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Campaign “Nayi Dishayein” for vulnerable sections starts by SLSA, Chandigarh

Yadavindra S Rana | December 20, 2021 09:15 AM

CHANDIGARH:The State Legal Services Authority (SLSA)., Chandigarh, has launched a
campaing for vulnerable sections of the society—women, children, senior citizens and
workers of unorgnized sector under the dynamic and guidance of Mr Justice Ravi Shankar
Jha , Chief Justice , Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron in Chief, SLSA Chandigarh 
and Ms Justice Ritu Bahri , Judge , Punjab and Haryana High Court cum Executive
Chairperson of SLSA.
The campaign under the banner "Nayi Dishayein" (New Horizons) was started on
December 17 and will continue to December 23 at Village Faidan, Chandigarh, by involving
maximum Para Legal Volunteers of District Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, Law
students, etc. as per the mandates of the schemes launched by NALSA. The panel advocates
have also been deputed to monitor the campaign. The Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) and law
students, students from Centre for Human rights and duties , Punjab university, Chandigarh
etc. are conducting a door-to- door survey in village Faidan, Chandigarh in the aforesaid
Apprising the residents of Village Faidan about various poverty alleviation schemes
launched by Central Government and Chandigarh Administration. They are also helping the
eligible beneficiaries in availing the benefits of poverty alleviation schemes, i.e. old age
pension, widow pension, disability benefits scheme, etc. by getting filled their forms and
submissions before the concerned Authorities/Departments. The PLVs and law students, etc.
during the campaign are also collecting the data regarding number of Anganwadi Centres and
facilities provided therein, Creches, Medical Centres/ Dispensaries, Senior Citizens Home in
the village Faidan. They are also collecting data regarding senior citizens, construction
workers, children who require tuition/coaching classes. The visiting PLVs, law students,
students from Centre for Human rights and duties , etc. They are further collecting data
regarding the income of the head of the family, working capacity of women, preparation of
cards (Labour Cards) of construction workers etc. in the campaign.
Ms Justice Ritu Bahri, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh and
Executive Chairperson State Legal Services Authority, UT., Chandigarh also visited the
Faidan village and met the Plvs , students and local residents and heard their problems with
regard to sanitation, medical facilities, education and need of direct access to the village from
Chandigarh on December 19.Justice Bahri pointed out that the concerned departments need
to take active stand in redressing their grievances . 
The campaign was also attended by Mr Surender Kumar, Member Secretary, State
legal services Authority, UT Chgandigarh. He also motivated the Plv s and students to take
active interest in collecting the required Data of residents of the village so that their problem
can be redressed in a proper and effective manner . He also apprised the gathering that the
object of the campaign is to make the lives of residents better so as to ensure complete access
to justice to the deprived sections of the society.

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