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SLSA Chandigarh facilitates visit of students of slum colony, Sector 25 to Punjab and Haryana High Court

YS RANA | April 17, 2022 12:27 PM

CHANDIGARH: -Under the dynamic guidance of Mr. Justice Ravi Shankar Jha, Chief Justice , Punjab and Haryana High Court and Patron in Chief, State Legal Services Authority, UT Chandigarh, Ms. Justice Ritu Bahri, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum- Executive Chairperson of State Legal Services Authority, (SLSA), Chandigarh facilitated visit of 13 students living in Slum Colony, Sector-25, Chandigarh.

Earlier on February 13 last the Executive Chairperson of State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh had visited the locality/colony situated near Cremation Ground, Sector-25, Chandigarh to see the feasibility of setting up an Integrated Legal Aid Clinic in Sector-25, Chandigarh.

At that time, a survey was also conducted in which 13 students namely Muskan, Neha, Nitika, Simran, Saved, Shadiya Sajiya, Aarti, Roshni, Survesh, Anuj, Suraj, Muskan-II who have played hockey (sub junior state/national level), race, painting, drawing, cricket etc. were identified. In order to motivate the students, SLSA, U.T., Chandigarh organized a visit of students to High Court. The students were taken to the High Court premises by SLSA Van, the students took round of Open Hand Monument, High Court Museum, High Court Library and Court of Hon’ble Chief Justice. Sh. Surender Kumar, Member Secretary, State legal Services Authority, UT., Chandigarh also accompanied the students during the aforesaid visit and motivated them to excel in their respective sports and study.

Thereafter, the students were facilitated by Ms. Justice Ritu Bahri, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum- Executive Chairperson, SLSA. Chandigarh in Court Room No.60 and they were motivated by her about their sports and study. She also Sinteracted with each child and heard their grievances and some students were also identified to work as Para Legal Volunteer in Slum Colony, Sector-25, Chandigarh to redress the grievances of other inhabitants of the Colony. Students were also given gifts in the form of dictionary, notebooks, pens etc. They were also provided refreshment. Para Legal Volunteers, Panel Advocates and other officials of SLSA, U.T., Chandigarh were also present on the occasion. Officials of High Court Employees Association were also present on the occasion.

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