KANITIGARH: State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) celebrated Nation Law Day in association with the Peace Club and Dev Samaj College of Education, Yuvsatta- and NGO under the leadership of Ms Justice Ritu Bahri, executive chairman, SLSA, Chandigarh here on Wednesday. The Right to Justice Act, 1987 was enacted to provide free, effective and efficient legal services to the weaker and weaker sections of the society, and the said Act came into force on November 9, 1995. Therefore, 9th November is celebrated as National Constitution Day every year.
A Pink Turban and Human Chain Campaign was organized at Dev Samaj College, Sector-36, Chandigarh on the occasion of National Legal Service Day. Students of Dev Samaj College of Education and Govt. Model Sr. Sec. The school was involved in that project. mr. Surender Kumar, District and Sessions Judge and Member Secretary, SLSA. Chandigarh, the then Chief Guest. He addressed the gathering on the importance of gender equality, rights of girls, provisions of POCSO Act etc.
As the Chief Guest addressed the girls in attendance, now is the time for girls and women to raise their voices against discrimination in education, health care, equality and human rights. Until they come out strong and stand up to claim their rightful rights, one cannot hope for a significant change in their position in society. their voices for a gender equal world.
An interactive session was held with the students of Government College College , Sector 20D, Chandigarh where Mr Kumar spoke to the gathering about the significance and importance of National Legal Services Day. He handled all procedures wrt Rights of the Accused Persons, POCSO Act, DV Act and the acquisition of free legal Services in Chandigarh. The session ended with questions from the students. The program was attended by Dr Atul Kumar Srivastava, Principal, Dr Meena Incharge Legal Cell and Dr Lilu Ram, Cooridnator of the College and Mr.Rajeshwar Singh, Law Officer, SLSA