The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Chandigarh, organised a mega legal empowerment camp at Community Centre, Sundarnagar, Mauli Jagran-II, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Justice Ritu Bahri, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum chairperson, State Legal Services Authority, District Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, inaugurated the camp at Mauli Jagran under pan-India legal awareness programme.
As per officials of DLSA, the camp was preceded by a week-long pre-camp survey in which people of the area were made aware of the fact that such a camp is being organised. During the camp, teams from Department of Social Welfare, Department of Labour, Education Department, Department of Food Supply, teams from Chandigarh Police, Women and Child Help Line 181, Child Line 1098, Senior Citizen Helpline and Don Bosco Navjeevan Society participated in the camp. The camp was also attended by Justice Alka Sarin, Punjab and Haryana High Court.
It was the first such camp organised in Sunder Nagar at the Community Centre, which is surrounded by the EWS colony, Mauli Jagran.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice Ritu Bahri said “if all departments of Chandigarh Administration continue to work in an integrated manner then Chandigarh can be made a world- class city”. She said that she was working closely with Social Welfare Department and Education Department in order to improve services for children in Chandigarh.”
Anshu Shukla, District and Session Judge-cum-chairman (in charge), District Legal Services Authority, said that District Legal Services is always striving to cover new areas and reach out to more and more people through its legal aid clinics, legal aid clinics, awareness programmes and front offices. She added that everyone should promote the helpline number of DLSA which is 8427566990 to ensure the legal rights of people.
Around 2,200 residents of Mauli Jagran availed services during the camp. These persons availed various services for their fresh enrolment for Aadhaar card, labour cards under Labour Department, enrolment under various pensions by Social Welfare Department.
Also present on the occasion were Surender Kumar, member secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, Ashok Kumar Mann, CJM-cum-secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, Parvinder Kaur, Deputy Director, Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Naveen Sharma, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Chandigarh, Dr Iqbal Krishan from Health Department, Bindu Arora, District Education Officer, Chandigarh.