Justice Lalit opens mega legal services camp in Kanyakumari, says pandemic has boosted morale for lawyers to provide more and better services
As part of the ongoing Pan-Indian campaign, Judge Uday Umesh Lalit has inaugurated a legal services mega camp in Kanyakumari, which has been hosted by the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority in association with the local district administration.
The inauguration began with Judge Lalit pointing out 5 mobile vans, which would pass through various parts of Tamil Nadu and publicize the legal services made available to ordinary people by legal service institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice Lalit said the pandemic has not dampened the morale of legal service institutions and rather the pandemic has lifted our spirits to provide more and better services.
Due to the pandemic, there are a large number of casualties, who have actually suffered the brunt of the situation. However, Legal Service Institutions have a large number of committed paralegal volunteers when it comes to expanding legal aid. People do not know of its existence. Therefore, the dissemination of legal awareness becomes an essential part of the provision of legal services. It was only with this intention that NALSA brought up the idea of ââthe Pan-Indian Legal Awareness Campaign.
Earlier in the ceremony, Judge UU Lalit awarded the copy of the collector’s sanction order for reserving land as a burial site for a group of transgender people, who had previously petitioned the authority of legal services during the Pan-Indian campaign to establish the grave. site in their locality.
During the camp, 26 children orphaned during the pandemic were Rs. 3 lakh each. Disability certificates were distributed to more than 50 disabled people. Five motorized vehicles intended for the use of people with reduced mobility were also given to the beneficiaries. Thirty crop insurance benefits were also paid and the widow of a fisherman, who lost his life on the high seas, received 3 lakhs.
The department distributed more than 25 tin boxes to beneficiaries and 14 other departments also distributed 75 various types of benefits related to their departments.
At 12 noon, 187 performances were distributed by different departments. More than 600 people from various vulnerable communities participated and were made aware of the existence of public social protection and legal aid programs.
Adi Dravida’s social service distributed more than 25 tin boxes to beneficiaries. 14 other departments also distributed 75 different types of benefits related to their departments. At 12 noon, 187 performances were distributed by various departments. Over 600 people from various vulnerable communities participated and were made aware of the existence of public social protection and legal aid programs.
Judges M. Duraisamy, Executive Chairman, Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority / Judge, Madras High Court, T. Raja, Chairman, Madras High Court Legal Services Committee, also attended at the inaugural ceremony.
In his speech, Judge M. Duraisamy spoke about the successful implementation of the Pan-Indian Campaign in the state of Tamil Nadu. The judge also stressed the need for such a campaign in the aftermath of the pandemic crisis.
Judge T. Raja said ordinary people have been deprived of their livelihoods during this pandemic. This pan-Indian campaign has helped them a lot to regain normality.
The welcoming speech for the ceremony was delivered by Rajashekar, Member Secretary of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority, while Sr. Arul Murugan, Senior Judge of Kanyakumari District, gave a vote of thanks.