Mega Legal Services camp held at Mon

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Dimapur, August 25: A Mega Legal Services camp was organized by Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) and Mon District Legal Services Authority (MDLSA) in collaboration with 38 departments, NGOs and stakeholders at local ground, Mon town today.
Delivering the inaugural speech, Justice Songkhupchung Serto, Judge Gauhati High Court exhorted the principal of justice. He opined that justice is central to happy living and without justice people cannot be happy. “Justice is the way of life and when one is fair with each other justice exists” he said.
Justice Songkhupchung Serto lauded the effort of NSLSA, MDLSA, stakeholders and the Deputy Commissioner in brining the departments together for providing to public their entitlements.
He appealed to the HOD under the leadership of DC to ensure people get their entitlements and render best services to the society.
Delivering short speech, Thavaseelan K, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Mon said that this camp is a classic example of paradigm shift where government departments is coming to the public instead of public going to the department. He pointed out that this is the perfect opportunity for the public to get all the services of the department under one roof which is a first of a kind in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner further assured that though this is the first instance but this process will continue under his guidance even in the near future.
Short speech was also delivered by Awan Konyak, Chairperson, Nagaland State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
Earlier, Keynote address was delivered by Mezivolu T Therieh, NJS, Member Secretary NSLSA, while welcome address was delivered by Inalo Zhimomi, NJS, District and Sessions Judge and Chairman MDLSA.
The gathering was enthralled by special folk fusion by Mon Theological College. The programme was chaired by M V Patton, NJS, Judicial Magistrate First Class and Secretary MDLSA
Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Limasenla, Project Coordinator, Legal Services Camp NSLSA.
The camp registered 2703 beneficiaries through real time registration, benefits and awareness under various government schemes and banking sector.
On the same day, Justice Songkhupchung Serto, Judge Gauhati High Court also inaugurated a library at Mon town students’ union office under the initiative of NSLSA and Sarvahitey Library Project, New Delhi. More than 1000 books on various topics were provided in the library by Sarvahitey, the NSLSA provided furniture, while the Deputy Commissioner Mon also donated book rack towards the library.
Two mini legal services camp was also organized by NSLSA and MDLSA in coordination with Labour department, government of Nagaland at Naginimora and Mon town under Mon District on August 23 and 24. A total of 305 construction workers were registered under the Nagaland Building and Other Construction Workers Scheme. (Page News Service)