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10 day-long 'Door-To-Door Campaign' commences
National Legal Services Day observed at Jammu
11/9/2018 10:27:32 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, Nov 9: The District Legal Services Authority, Jammu, under the Chairmanship of Vinod Chatterji Koul, (Pr. District & Sessions Judge), Jammu today observed the National Legal Services Day and kick-started the 10 day-long 'Door-To-Door Campaign' in district Jammu to provide legal assistance at the door steps of the poor and marginalized sections of the society with the active participation of Para Legal Volunteers and Retainer Lawyers of the district.
In order to achieve the objectives of the said campaign that is to spread legal awareness at every nook and corner of the district, it was directed that the teams of Para Legal Volunteers headed by Retainer Advocates shall systematically visit slums, colonies of migrant labourers besides economically, educationally and socially backward villages. The teams were asked to reach out to the weaker, downtrodden and aggrieved masses of the society and identify persons who are in need of legal assistance and shall take immediate steps for providing legal assistance to them.
In addition to it, the literature highlighting the vision and objectives of legal services institutions in the form of pamphlets, brochures, booklets etc, shall also be distributed amongst people during the campaign.
Jammu and Kashmir State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) today observed National Legal Services Day and launched a 10-day door-to-door legal awareness camp.
The Day was observed under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority and as per the directions of Chief Justice Justice Gita Mittal who is also Patron-In-Chief J&K SLSA and under the guidance of Justice Aloke Aradhe Executive Chairman J&K SLSA.
All Districts Legal Services Authorities of the state celebrated the Legal Services Day today with the aim to keep the constitutional pledge of protecting the interests of marginalised sections of the society.
A variety of legal literacy programmes and functions were held wherein people from Government and non Government organisations took part in the functions held across the state.
The day was also observed with a view to spread the message of free legal services to the marginalised.
The Para Legal volunteers and Retainer Lawyers in large numbers participated in the programmes.
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