More than 4100 attended legal awareness camp held by SLSA

September 29, 2018 07:26 PM

Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: More than 4100 persons attended the legal awareness camp organized by the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Chandigarh under the aegis of National Legal Service Authority, New Delhi, under the able and dynamic guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, High Court of Punjab and Haryana and Executive Chairman SLSA, in village Daria here  on Saturday.

Aadhaar Cards of more than 430 persons were made or corrected in the camp. Further, more than 300 persons got  enrolled for new voter identity cards, more than 680 persons visited the stalls giving information about the functioning of Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Cyber Crime Cell, Child Helpline, CCPCR, Chandigarh Social Welfare Board, NULM, Social Welfare Department, Education Department, Labour Department, DART, Banks, Bachpan Bachao Aandolan and Telecom companies.  About 160 new accounts were opened by the banks.  More than 90 jobs cards were distributed by the Labour Department and more than 100 persons applied for new job cards.

A free health camp was also organized with the help of specialist doctors from GMSH, Sector-16, Chandigarh in which Child Specialist, Eye specialist, Gynaecologist and general physician examined children and other persons visiting the camp and also distributed free medicines. Medicos Lab also provided free blood testing facility in this camp. More than 410 persons were benefitted from the free health camp. A skit on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was also presented for sensitizing the general public about the importance of clean environment. Wheel Chairs to needy persons were also distributed in this camp with the help of Serve Humanity, Serve God  NGO.

Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, SLSA, Chandigarh, told that the citizens in large numbers were connected to various social welfare schemes of the Government in this Camp and added that the main aim of the camp was to create awareness about the various Government Schemes and benefits being provided by NGOs working for welfare of the general public, including procedural aspects the Schemes especially relating to socio economic weaker sections, child rights, labour rights etc.  

In the camp various departments took part and representatives of all the participating departments also spoke about the activities and welfare schemes of their departments and also showed PPTs and documentaries relating to their departments’ work. The Swayam team of Chandigarh Police gave a performance on self-defence techniques for motivating young girls to take self defence tra

The Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh facilitated all the participating departments, NGOs, local Sarpanch Mr. Gurpreet Singh, and other office bearers of Panchayat and the general public for their cooperation and for making the camp successful and assured that more such camps would be held in the near future.  The venue  Panchayat Bhawan was fully sanitized after the completion of the programme.

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