Mega legal services camp held at Longleng

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LONGLENG, May 1: A mega legal services camp was organized Tuesday by Nagaland State Legal Service Authority, Longleng District Legal Service Authority in collaboration with Government departments, stake holder and NGOs at Longleng.
Delivering the welcome address, Mrs. Tucuno Vamuzo, CJM and Secretary LDLSA said this was the first mega legal service camp in Longleng and that it coincides International Labour Day.
Delivering a short speech, John Tsulise Sangtam, DC Longleng, exhorted the public on the importance to know legal rights and service available. He lamented that the State and Central government provides different schemes, however many are not aware on how to avail the benefits of such schemes.
Sangtam said that legal services camp will show the public on how to avail the same. He appealed to all the departments to take this opportunity to do their best to uplift and render services to the beneficiaries.
Delivering inaugural speech, Mrs. Mezivolu T. Therieh, member secretary NSLSA urged the people to come forward with their problems to the front office of the District Court building and cited different examples of rape victims and victims of natural disasters and how legal service can be provided to help them receive compensation for their loss.
She said that there are various Government schemes and benefit are available however the procedure to avail those is unknown to many.
Mezivolu T. Therieh encouraged public to visit the stalls and see what schemes are available for them. She said that camps are not the end but the beginning to get what is entitled to you, as everything starts with knowing your rights and entitlements. The member secretary also assured that the legal service authority will strive to provide all assistance even after this camp is over.
Dr. Atha Vizo, Disability Commissioner, stressed on the importance of a medical disability certificate. He pointed out that in a study conducted in 2011, it was revealed that nearly 30,000 persons of Nagaland are disabled persons. Dr Atha reflected on the issues of disabled persons and their ill treatment in certain cases where they are denied admissions into certain schools because of their disability.
T Chuba Yanger, Project Officer of Labour Department, briefed the beneficiaries of the various schemes and benefits that are available to them under the Labour Department and also urged the people to be honest and genuine in registering their names and to meet the criteria to be eligible to avail such schemes
Imli Wati , SBI Deputy Manager from the regional office in Mokokchung, briefed the villagers about the various welfare schemes available to them under SBI like coverage to a nominee in case of death, opening of zero balance account, etc.
The inaugural session was chaired by Limasenla Longkumer, Legal Aid Counsel NSLSA and Legal Services Camp in charge.
A NSLSA release informed that through the mega legal service camp, 1302 beneficiaries were aided and benefitted. Approximately 25 departments set up their booths and rendered services to the beneficiaries. It is the first occasion where the various Government departments have come together under one umbrella to provide services and benefits to the public.
(Page News Service)