Dimapur, December 6: The Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) opened Legal Services stall at Hornbill Festival, Kisama for the 5th time in a row for the purpose of spreading legal awareness for the general public and to provide free legal aid to the downtrodden and the weaker section of the society.
The Legal Services Stall was inaugurated by Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Judge, Supreme Court. In his inaugural address he encouraged the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority to continue the good work of reaching out to the poor and the needy.
He was accompanied by Justice A.S Bopanna, Chief Justice, Guahati High Court & Patron-In-Chief, NSLSA , Justice, Ajit Singh Chief Justice Guahati High Court (Rtd), Justice A. K Goswami, Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Judge, Gauhati High Court & Executive Chairman, NSLSA, Justice Ujjal Bhuyan Judge Gauhati High Court, Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad, Chief Justice, Manipur High Court, Justice L. S Jamir, Judge Manipur High Court and the Nagaland Judicial Officers.
The stall is manned by the Coordinators and Panel Lawyers of the NSLSA, Panel Lawyers KDLSA, Para Legal Volunteers of NSLSA and the students of the Kohima Law College. Some of the activities carried out in the stall are distribution of pamphlets, booklets, providing free legal counseling, preparing affidavits and drafting of applications free of cost.
The Lawyers and Volunteers also visits different morungs with the pamphlets and booklets (Local dialect) and inform them all of the services which are rendered in the Legal Services Stall. They also go around asking visitors questions on basic law, which one should be aware of and with every correct answers, gift hampers are presented to the participants.
The stall have been witnessing a lot of Advocates from various states of the country visiting the stall. While interacting with the visitors, they commented positively on the initiatives taken by the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority and remarked that they will definitely emulate the commendable steps taken by the NSLSA as they go back to their respective states.
(Page News Service)