Chandigarh, November 10,2018 ( By SK.Vyas ) : The Chandigarh State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) celebrated 9th National Legal Services Day under the chairmanship of Mr Justice Mahesh Grover, Executive Chairman, SLSA by organizing a number of functions here on Friday.
Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, SLSA said that the authority has conducted an awareness-cum-literacy programme in the Model Jail, Burail where inmates were made aware of the significance of National Legal Services Day. They were also told about the working of the Authority and the aims and objects of the Authority. They were also told about the various NALSA Schemes. On the occasion, their problems were redressed by Mr V K Kapoor, Chief Coordinator NALSA Schemes. Mr Gautam Bhardwaj, Mrs Inderjeet Bassi, Ms Arti Rampal, Ms Pratibha Bhandari, Sh Naveen Sharma also attended the programme.
Functions were also held at Senior Citizens Home in Sector 43 and Old Age Home Sector 15, Snehalaya (village Maloya) inmates were told about legal aid to senior citizens scheme and legal aid to children and child-friendly scheme of NLSA. Mr Rajeshwar Singh, Law Officer while speaking on the occasion shed light on the importance of this day. Mr Jatinder Kumar Kamboj Advocate told them about the provisions of Maintenance and Welfare of Senior Citizens Act 2007,
More such functions were held at Nari Niketan, Palsora village, where rural people were told about various schemes and formation of Aadhaar Cards, Voter Cards, PAN Cards, SC certificate by Gopal Attari, Ms Harpreet Kaur and Ms Yogita, Para Legal Volunteers.
It was also stated that as per the NALSA directions the 10- day door- the to-door campaign was kicked start in Villages Pastors and Kaimbwala by Ms Mamta, Ms Sarita, Mr Rajesh. They were told about the significance of the day and inquired from them about the various problems being faced by them.