Nagaland DLSAs launches ‘Connecting to Serve’ campaign

Nagaland DLSAs launches ‘Connecting to Serve’ campaign
Members of KDLSA along with student winners of the essay competition during the legal service day cum prize distribution held at DC Conference Hall, Kohima


DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 10 (MExN): With the aim to make public aware about the various functions and activities of legal services authority and availability of free legal services, District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) commemorated Legal Services Day and launched ten days campaign titled ‘Connecting to Serve’ from November 9 to 18 across the state.


During the campaign the DLSAs will carry out activities such as Door-to-Door campaign, hoardings in public places, legal assistance desks, advertisement (print and electronic), walkathon, cycle, motorbike rallies etc, declamation, advertisement on state transport buses, NALSA documentaries, awareness camps and awareness in prisons.


Wokha: Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) organized walkathon from Zero Point to Police Point in commemoration of Legal Services Day.


Fagging off the walkathon, Wezope Kenye, Deputy Commissioner Wokha encouraged the gathering to be legally aware of their rights, duties and provisions. Mhao Humtsoe, Chairman of Lotha Hoho said that this kind of awareness is first of its kind and appreciated the WDLSA for reaching out to everyone. He pointed out that ignorance of law is no excuse and that everyone is supposed to be legally aware.


Altogether 130 persons from 6 schools, police personnel, DPRO staff, Cwc members, SDO(C) Wokha, EAC Wokha, Wokha Bar Association members along with Secretary WDLSA, Panel Lawyers and Para Legal Volunteers took part in the walkathon.


Mokokchung: Mokokchung District Legal Services Authority (MDLSA) in collaboration Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital in Mangkolemba organized one day mental health camp at CHC Mangkolemba.


A team of 5 members with Dr. Yanger, Psychiatric of Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital, Mokokchung and Panel Lawyer of MDLSA examined the patients. Altogether 13 patients were examined during the camp.


The MDLSA also organized legal awareness workshop at ADC (Planning) conference hall. The resource persons, Nathaniel Kevichusa, Retainer Lawyer DDLSA spoke on the definition of legal services authority and the various schemes under NALSA. Limathung, Legal Aid Counsel and Trainer NSLSA spoke on Cyber Laws in India and Limasenla Longkumer, Legal Aid Counsel and Trainer NSLSA spoke on Child Labour and Human Trafficking.


Kohima: Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA) organized celebration of Legal Services Day cum prize distribution at DC Conference Hall. Shaying Sheu, SDO (C) Judicial Kohima lamented that public in the state finds it hard to consume the law. He therefore, hoped that the camping would go a long way in imparting legal awareness.


Delivering keynote address and launching the campaign, Y. Maongkaba Imchen, Principal District and Sessions Judge and Chairman KDLSA said that constitutional commitment for legal aid can only be cherished if society comes forward to care for its vulnerable population. He therefore urged the gathering to educate and create awareness amongst the less privileged and weaker sections of society.


The SDO gave away cash award and certificates to the winners of the essay competition on the topic “Child Rights”. The first position was bagged by Rakuonuo, class 8 student from Pinewood School, second position by Theja, class 9 student from Mount Hermon Hr. Sec. School and third position by Priscilla Tep, a class 9 student of Baptist High, while six students bagged consolation prize.


Tuensang: Tuensang District Legal Services Authority distributed pamphlets on free and competent legal aid during the closing ceremony of 25th edition of Loyem Memorial Senior Soccer Open Championship.


Earlier, the pamphlet was released by Ngamen, Convener of 25th edition of Loyem Memorial Senior Soccer Open Championship. The pamphlets were distributed to around 5500 crowd and guest present at the ceremony.


Peren: Peren District Legal Services Authority observed legal services day with Village functionaries at Kejanglwa Village.


Panel Lawyer, Asungbe spoke on Lok Adalat, Rights of an arrested person; Italang, APP spoke on village council act, Asuni, Panel Lawyer spoke on domestic violence. Somet Chang, Chief Judicial Magistrate and Secretary PDLSA spoke on significance of legal services day and Legal services Authority.


Meanwhile, Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority and Mon District Legal Services Authority also organized legal awareness programmes in their respective district, while Phek District Legal Services Authority put up hoardings around Phek town.