Legal awareness prog held in Jorethang

Jorethang, 28 Apr:

District Legal Services Authority (South), District Legal Services Authority (West), Taluk Legal Services Committee (South) and Taluk Legal Services Committee (West), in coordination with the Sikkim State Legal Services Authority, organized a Legal Services Camp as well as a Legal Awareness Program/ Health Camp/ Registration Drive at Garib Uthan Bhawan, Jorethang, South Sikkim on 28 April, an official press release informs.

The purpose of the programme was to spread awareness about welfare legislations and schemes and strengthen the community’s access to the schemes being implemented by the Legal Services Authority and other Departments of the Government.

The programme aimed at identifying and connecting people to welfare schemes to ensure that these reach the eligible people. The programme also looked upon understanding legal needs of the people and addressing legal problems of the people by providing appropriate legal advice.

The programme was launched by the Chairperson, DLSA (South), Jyoti Kharka, and Chairperson, DLSA (West) Suraj Chettri in the presence of the Secretary DLSA (South) Sonam Denka Wangdi, Secretary DLSA (West) Subarna Rai, panel advocates, staff of BAC Namchi and BAC Jorethang (Gram Vikash Kendra), officers from Social Justice Empowerment and Welfare Department, Health Care, Human Services & Family Welfare Department, Doctors of Namchi District Hospital, Gyalshing District Hospital and STNM Hospital, officials of Jorethang Police Station, Panchayat members of South and West Sikkim, Para-Legal volunteers of South and West Sikkim and Anganwadi workers.

Information booths were setup by various Departments present for the attendees and participants.