Loyola School Jakhama launched its ‘Consumer Rights Club’ with the support from the department of legal metrology and consumer protection, Government of Nagaland on June 24.
The club was formally inaugurated by advocate Kezhokhoto Savi, president Nagaland Voluntary Consumers Organization.
Speaking at the occasion, Kezhokhoto Savi raised pertinent issues like price rise, menace of fund raising, sub-standard goods that flood markets and price rise in services without adequate improvement.
He also lamented that in Nagaland when prices are raised; there was absolutely no voice of dissent.
Comparing Nagaland with other places during festive season, Kezhokhoto said in other places, shops offer discount and organize sales to promote business and give people better deals during Puja and Diwali. Whereas he said in Nagaland, during festivals like Christmas and Hornbill, prices of goods are raised twofold.
He further urged students to be the voice for change. Other issues related to rights and duties were also highlighted.
Resource persons spoke on activities of Legal Services Authority – legal aid being provided to all citizens to ensure that justice was meted even to the poor, how RTI is a powerful tool to hold government offices accountable to the citizens, juvenile and child protection and how judicial system safeguards the child against abuse, issues related to climate justice and duties in regard to regulate and reduce the damage to the environment and about the First Information Report (FIR) and the basic information with regard to filing a FIR.
Earlier, Fr Joseph Coelho, headmaster welcomed the resource persons while Khriesi Zhasa, staff coordinator of the Consumer Rights Club proposed the vote of thanks.