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Mon Mega Legal Services Camp

Mon Mega Legal Services Camp
Justice Songkhupchung Serto delivering his speech at the Mon Mega Legal Service Camp on August 25. (NP)
Correspondent MON, AUG 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/25/2018 11:49:53 AM IST

A Mega Legal Service Camp, on the theme ‘Access to Justice for All’ was organized under the auspices of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority & Mon District Legal Services Authority, in collaboration with Government Departments, Stakeholders and NGOs, at Local ground Mon Town.

Justice Songkhupchung Serto, Judge, Gauhati High Court, in his inaugural speech stated that justice was a way of life and that everyone was bound by duty to deliver what was expected of them. Referring to the Bible, he said that “Justice” was mentioned many times in it. According to him justice is the centre for happiness, adding that “Without justice people cannot live happily.”

According to Justice Serto, the camp was organised in order to teach people about various schemes and projects and urged the people to avail the opportunity and get first hand information.

He also appealed to all the departments to reach out to the people and give them what rightfully belonged to them.

He hinted that though it was more than 70 years since independence, India was lagging behind in many aspects. He urged the people to give their best by performing their duty diligently and sincerely. According to Justice Serto, every citizen regardless of being rich, poor, a government servant, layman etc. have equal share in the responsibility to uplift and develop the country.

He reminded the officials posted in Mon district that they should work sincerely and do something different which they could remember fondly after retirement.

He also appealed to the people of the district to support and cooperate with the district administration so that the district could have a better future.

DC Mon, Thavaseelan stated that the Mega Legal Camp was a classic example of something for the people to look at and realize the need to be aware of governmental schemes and projects. He stated that the Mega Legal Camp was the first of its kind in the district and asked the people to make use of the opportunity for their better benefit. He also appealed to the people to not to get discouraged or disheartened if their expectations were not met or if their work could not be completed that day. According to Thavaseelan, the camp was just a starting point, and applicants may follow up their issues at the respective offices.

Mezivolu T. Therieh, NJS member secretary NSLSA, in her key note address stated that the camp was organised for awareness and empowerment of the public. The legal authority is only a felicitator to the government programs, schemes and projects, she said. She further called on the government and NGOs to unite in helping the people.

After the formal program, the delegates visited various departmental stalls and interacted with the HoDs /officers.

The program was chaired by W V Patton NJS, Judicial Magistrate first class & secretary, MDLSA, welcome address was delivered by Inalo Zhimomi, NJS, Dist. & Sessions & chairman, MDLSA. A special folk fusion was presented by Mon Theological College; short speech by Awan Konyak, chairperson, Nagaland State Commission for Protection of Child Rights; vote of thanks was pronounced by Limasenla, project coordinator, Legal Service Camp, NSLSA.

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