Gangtok, 15 Apr:
District Legal Services Authority [DLSA], Gangtok, and Taluk Legal Services Committee [TLSC] jointly conducted a legal services and awareness programme on the Senior Citizens Scheme, 2016 and Legal Services to Mentally Ill and Mentally Disabled Scheme, 2015 at Rhenock Block Administrative Center on 14 Apr, a press release informs.
District and Sessions Judge, KC Barphungpa, who is also the DLSA chairperson, Judicial Magistrate and TLSC secretary, Ranjeeta Pradhan along with staff and advocates attended the programme.
Advocate Biren Pradhan informed the gathering about the Sikkim Anti Drugs Act while Dr Bibhusan Dahal from STNM Hospital spoke on mental health and mental disorders.
Similarly, Judicial Magistrate Ranjeeta Pradhan explained the Protection Of Children against Sexual Offenses Act, SADA and domestic violence.
Panchayat President [Rhenock BAC], Bhusan Adhikari, and students from Rhenock College participated in the interactive session on legal and social justice matters with the advocates and magistrates clearing their doubts on several topics.
The programme was also attended by panchayats, legal volunteers from Rhenock, Nari Kalyan Samiti members, students and public, the release adds.