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DLSAs observe ‘National Legal Services Day’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/9/2020 1:02:22 PM IST

District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) under the aegis of the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) joined the country to celebrate the National Legal Services Day on November 9, by conducting various activities at respective quarters. 

Longleng DLSA: Longleng District Legal Services Authority (LDLSA) celebrated “National Legal Services Day (NLSD)” at district court conference hall on November 9, with assistant public prosecutor (APP)-cum-government pleader, Vito K. Chishi as the resource person. 
Speaking on the occasion, Chishi shared his experiences on prosecution and also the constitutional values and rights enshrined in Indian constitution. He said, National Legal Services Day was observed every year in India on November 9 to spread awareness for ensuring reasonable and fair justice procedure for all citizens of the country. 
He also said, it was to offer free of charge, proficient and legal services to the people belonging to weaker sections of society and making them conscious about their rights.
Judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) Longleng, Holika Sukhalu while highlighting on the celebration said, the day was started by Supreme Court of India in 1995 to help and support weaker and poorer sections of people which may be women, disabled persons, scheduled tribes (STs), children, scheduled castes (SCs), human trafficking as well as natural calamity victims.
Secretary LDLSA and CJM Ajongba Imchen while exhorting the gatherings said the purpose of legal services should not only be heard but be felt and seen by the people of the district. He also thanked all the participants’ especially Legal Literacy Club Schools of the district and encouraged them to be a part of nation building. 
Earlier, programme was chaired by P. Monyei Phom, panel lawyer Longleng, invocation prayer by teacher-in-charge, Shamakok School Longleng Tianla Purniken, while Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) theme song was presented by Legal Literacy Club members of Phom Lempong School Longleng. (Correspondent)
Dimapur DLSA: Dimapur DLSA distributed legal literature/pamphlets to the public in the district court, deputy commissioner office premises and nearby areas on November 9. 
Around 2000 numbers of pamphlets were distributed today and DLSA also sensitised on various rights and services provided by legal services authorities and the importance of the day. 
Phek DLSA: Similarly, the Phek DLSA also highlighted the significance of the day and with the aim to give more publicity and awareness on legal aid programme/ schemes to the weaker sections of the society, free distribution drive of legal phamplets/leaflets to the citizens was initiated. 
Wokha DLSA: The legal aid clinics of Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) through the attached para legal volunteers created awareness on effective implementation of poverty alleviation (NSLSA) scheme 2015, legal services to the victims of drug abuse and eradication of drug menace (NALSA) scheme 2015, various welfare schemes, importance and purpose of legal aid clinic. 
The awareness was conducted by way of programme, door to door campaign, distributing legal pamphlets by Er. Zuchobemo Odyuo PLV Bhandari, Wobemo Murry PLV Sanis, Zujano Kikon PLV Wozhuro, Ajano Ngullie PLV Longsa, Tsanthungo PLV District Jail Wokha.

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