36 legal aid camps held during special awareness drive held across Manipur
The Manipur State Legal Services Authority and the District Legal Services Authorities conducted a special legal awareness and outreach drive across five districts of the state.
As many as 36 legal aid camps were opened in villages across the state during a special legal awareness and outreach drive conducted by the Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) and the District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA).
The special mobile legal awareness and outreach programme was conducted on Friday as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav observed nationwide to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence,under the direction of the department of Justice, Government of India and National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
The special mobile awareness campaign that began at Khongnangpokpi village in Kangpokpi district covered five districts - Kangpokpi, Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts.
During this special drive, documentaries, pamphlets, posters containing information about contact details of legal services institutions and availability of free legal services were provided to the public.
The villagers were also given awareness about the rights and benefits under various welfare schemes of the government such as National Food Security Act, RTE Act, benefits of CMHT/PMJAY card, Labour Card, Lok Adalat and ADR mechanism etc.
As many as 3,161 persons benefited with legal aid/advice and other services and 31 Legal Aid Awareness Programmes were held covering 72 villages.
The awareness drive concluded at 4.30 pm at Changangei Uchekon, Imphal West district.
Judge, High Court of Manipur and executive chairman of MASLSA Justice Kh Nobin Singh along with chairman, Imphal West DLSA A Guneshwar Sharma; secretary, Imphal West DLSA Y Somorjit Singh; member secretary, MASLSA Ojesh Mutum; deputy member secretary, MASLSA S Sadananda visited the programme at Changangei Uchekon.