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Justice Michael inaugurates MLSC in Tuensang

Justice Michael inaugurates MLSC in Tuensang
Justice Michael Zothankhuma, Judge Gauhati High Court, inaugurating the Mega Legal Services Camp in Tuensang on September 29.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/30/2018 11:53:46 AM IST

Justice Michael Zothankhuma, Judge Gauhati High Court inaugurated the Mega Legal Services Camp (MLSC) organized by the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) and Tuensang District Legal Services Authority (TDLSA) with government departments, stakeholders and NGOs in Tuensang on September 29. 

A press release from NSLSA reported that in his inaugural address, Justice Zothankhuma said that the objective of the legal services authority is to secure legal rights of the poor, downtrodden and weaker sections of society. He said that legal services authority also ensure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on the basis of equal opportunity, and now the objectives have expanded from just awareness to empowerment.

Justice Zothankhuma said that the focus is to make government schemes; policies and law reach the doorsteps of the people as intended by the government. He pointed out that as the objective of the camp is to create opportunities for the poor and downtrodden, the government and stakeholders should try to understand and empathize with the poor and needy. He said that the media also has a responsibility in creating awareness and educating the masses.

The judge also laid stress on the importance of creating more awareness about centrally sponsored schemes. 

Delivering a short speech, L. Jamithung Lotha, DC Tuensang, said that the primary role of the government department is to give service to the public and benefits of the schemes should reach everyone they were meant for. He also said that for delivery of services, suggestions are welcome from all.

Delivering the keynote address, Mezivolu T Therieh, NJS member secretary, reported that so far, MLSCs had been successfully completed in five districts -- Longleng, Peren, Phek, Mokokchung and Mon. Mini camps with the Labour department were also conducted in Noklak and  Shamator on September 27 and 28 for construction workers. 

Earlier, a welcome address was delivered by Nokshei Kano, NJS, chief judicial magistrate Tuensang & secretary TDLSA; a vote of thanks was proposed by Limasenla Longkumer, project coordinator NSLSA. The program was chaired by Victo Sema, NJS, principal district & sessions judge Tuensang and chairman TDLSA. 

A total of 5440 people visited and benefited from the day long camp through more than 40 stalls set up by government departments, stakeholders and NGOs.  

Justice Zothankhuma also inaugurated Legal Literacy Clubs for Eklavya Model Residential School and 3rd NAP High School at Tuensang town on September 28.

 

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