WDLSA establishes legal literacy clubs

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/3/2018 11:52:33 AM IST

Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) established legal literacy clubs at Regimental School DEF Wokha on August 30 and Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Chukitong and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Chekitong on August 31.

A press release from Nagaland State Legal Services Authority stated that Manoj Kumar, SP Wokha, in his inaugural address at Regimental School DEF Wokha, stated that a man was born free but was bound by a chain. He encouraged the students and teaching faculty to avail of the opportunities of Legal services and equip themselves with basic knowledge of law and disseminate these among the general masses.

K. Mhathung Tsanglao, ADC Wokha while inaugurating the Legal Literacy Club at GHSS Chukitong and Jawahar navodaya Vidyalaya Chekitong said that the the Legal Literacy Club will be beneficial not only for the club members and students but also for the area in general. Also encouraging the students he highlighted various topics like ‘Knowledge can dissolve fear as light destroys darkness and become more confident’, ‘little knowledge is dangerous’ and ‘don’t hide your light under the bowl’.

Seyielenuo Mezhii, Judicial Magistrate First Class-&-Secretary WDLSA, in her keynote address stated that ignorance of law and lack of legal awareness creates many problems in the society and as a responsible citizen, one must be equipped with the basic laws of the country.

The objectives of Legal Literacy Club is to train the Club Members in various aspects of law to create awareness on subjects like Human Trafficking, Labour laws, Pocso Act, Child rights, anti ragging etc. Another one of its purposes is to identify people in need of legal awareness and legal aid, and also to establish a link for the people in need of legal assistance with the district legal services authority. Later the WDLSA facilitated the three schools with a computer set each for the Legal Literacy Clubs and further promised basic facilities like computer tables, book shelves and chairs within a couple of weeks.



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