Legal awareness and symposium on legal aid access to justice held at Dibrugarh University

A CORRESPONDENT DIBRUGARH: A legal awareness and symposium on legal aid access to justice and role of students was held at Dibrugarh University on Sunday. The programme was organised by the DLSA, Dibrugarh under the aegis of Assam State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with Gauhati High Court Legal Services Committee in the august presence of Chief Justice R.M. Chhaya and his companion Judges Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Judge Gauhati High Court and Executive Chairman ASLSA, Justice M.R. Pathak, Judge Gauhati High Court and Portfolio Judge ( Dibrugarh) and Honble Justice Suman Shyam, Judge Gauhati High Court and Chairman Gauhati High Court Legal Services Committee.
Many dignitaries including Registrar General of Gauhati High Court, Principal Secretary of Chief Justice, Vice Chancellor Dibrugarh University Dr. Jiten Hazarika, Member Secretary ASLSA, DC/SP Dibrugarh, Chairman and Secretary of Dhemaji District, Officers of Dibrugarh District Judiciary, Members of Dibrugarh District Bar Association, media persons, faculty and students of various law colleges and schools of Dibrugarh were present in the said programme.

The judges of Gauhati High Court and Vice Chancellor were felicitated in the programme. Four street plays on law themes were performed by the students of Center for Juridical studies, Dibrugarh University, Dr. RKB Law college, SIPE College and DHSK College. In connection to the said programme, a painting competition was also organised on law themes. In the said programme, the activities of DLSA Dibrugarh and NALSA were shown through video clips. The meeting started with the warm welcome address by the Justice M.R. Pathak. Justice N. Kotiswar Singh highlighted the history of legal services and the importance of the preamble of the Indian Constitution which acknowledges the assurance of giving the social, economic, political justice to the people of India and has appealed to the student community to provide services to the downtrodden community and poor people. Chief Justice R.M. Chhaya discussed about the importance of Legal Services Authority whose motto is to give justice to all and create confidence among the people. He also emphasized on organizing legal awareness camp frequently to aware the common people about their basic rights and legal issues.

Therefore to attain such objectives of the legal services authority he has appealed to the student community to get involved in the activities of the district legal services authority. In the said programme, prizes were distributed among the participants. At the end, the programme was concluded with the vote of thanks offered by the Justice Suman Shyam, Judge Gauhati High Court.

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