Legal authorities organise activities across the state
Dimapur, March 13 (EMN): Under the aegis of the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA), the district legal services authorities commemorated the launching of 75 years of India’s Independence (Bharat Ka Amrut Mahatsav) by organising various programmes and activities at various district headquarters on March 12.
An update from NSLSA stated that with an objective to create road safety awareness among drivers, especially public transport vehicle drivers, the Kohima DLSA distributed pamphlets on “The Motor Vehicle Act 1988” around Kohima town. It added that panel lawyers could reach out to more than 200 beneficiaries.
In Longleng, the CJM Longleng and secretary Ajongba Imchen exhorted the students of Good Shepherd School, Longleng, on the fundamental rights and duties of every Indian citizen, especially students in the nation building process.
He also highlighted the corruption in the district and suggested steps to curb them. He further encouraged the students to come forward with Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to bring about a change in the society stating that the court is always ready to assist the citizens in every possible way.
In a similar programme, the Wokha DLSA organised a legal awareness programme at Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samity, Wokha. It stated that PLV Lichumo Kikon delivered the keynote address on ‘Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ and retainer lawyer MA Lotha spoke on legal services and legal aid. It added that OSC case worker Thungbeni Kikon spoke on gender-based violence.
The Mon DLSA has also organised a legal awareness program with the students of Government High School ‘C’, Mon. During the programme, DLSA project assistant N Mannon delivered the keynote address, while a retainer lawyer M Moba elaborated on the importance of legal services and its duties and function. He also encouraged and challenged the students to learn more on their rights and be responsible citizens.
The Peren DLSA also organised an event at Dungki Government High School by distributing pamphlets in different dialects and also highlighted the working of legal services authority.
Tuensang DLSA has organised a programme with the students of St. Joseph’s School in which JMFC and DLSA secretary Kumdilong Kessen highlighted the significance of celebration of “Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsav.” He also spoke about cyber crime and advised the students to use social media wisely.
The project assistant Soteth Anar spoke on child labour and Right to Education (RTE), while the retainer lawyer Antimangyang Chang spoke on protection of children from sexual offence and immoral trafficking and also encouraged the students to know their rights and duties.
Meanwhile, the Dimapur DLSA conducted a legal awareness programme at Namgalong Colony, Burma Camp. It stated that CJM and DLSA secretary Somet C Chang delivered the keynote address, while the panel lawyer Temjensoba spoke on prevention of atrocities against SC/ST Act.
Another panel lawyer Khumchuba Chang spoke on the basic legal rights, consumer rights, domestic violence Act, RTI, victim compensation schemes and various social welfare schemes.