Mega legal services camp conducted at Zunheboto


ZUNHEBOTO, November 18: A mega legal services camp was organised by Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) and Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority (ZDLSA) in collaboration with Government departments, stakeholders and NGOs on November 17.
Delivering the inaugural speech, Justice Songkhupchong Serto, Judge, Gauhati High Court stated to establish a society, a state or county, we must first promote equality and justice in all spheres. He said that the cause of violence and disturbances in communities is inequality.
He said everyone should get a share from the national wealth and benefits from it and every person has a role in cultivating the foundation of peace.
He spoke on the importance of letting entitlements reach the people in time so that we can build a society where justice prevails and peace and tranquillity flourish.
The Judge urged the Department Heads to serve with sensitivity and promptitude and that all stakeholders must ensure and always endeavour to see that these benefits reach the right destination as that will built a society where there is peace and tranquillity.
In his welcome address, Niechochiyi Suyie, NJS, District Sessions Judge & chairperson ZDLSA stated that the stalls were set up to disseminate awareness to the people which includes their rights and the various welfare schemes. He encouraged the beneficiaries to enquire about their rights and explore all the stalls.
In the keynote address, Mrs Mezivolu T. Therieh NJS, member secretary, NSLSA, said the legal services authority was primarily created in order to reach out to the unreached and to provide legal services to the weaker sections of society and identify and connect people to the benefits and schemes.
She pointed out that the mega legal camp is to draw out the effect of paradigm shift from awareness to empowerment for the marginalised and weaker sections of society.
There was distribution of scholarship by the District Child Protect Unit to 6 students (Rs 12000), which were given away by Justice S. Serto.
Short speeches were given by Shanavas C, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Zunheboto and Dr CW Tungoe, Chief Medical Officer, Zunheboto.
46 stalls were set up by NSLSA, Government Departments, Stakeholders and NGOs. A total of 7,500 beneficiaries were registered in day long camp.
(Page News Service)