Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Legal Aid awareness camp and symposium by AILA Forum held

TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, June 20: The All India Legal Aid Forum (AILA Forum) have organised a legal aid awareness camp and symposium on "Legal Aid Awareness in the present Society" in the auditorium of the Anthropological Survey of India on June 16, wherein the Hon'ble Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta, Chairman of Tripura Human Rights Commission and Lokayukt, State of Sikkim was the chief guest on the occasion. Beside, MP, ANI Shri Bishnu Pada Ray and other guests Director of ICMR, HoD (Commerce) JNRM, Acharya Sudiipananda Avadhut of Ananda Marga, Dr. RK Halder were also present on dais on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Hon'ble Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta informed the gathering about the essentiality of 'Law' in the daily life of people in India, "from a baby in mother's womb to the expiry of an individual the 'Law' plays an important role in protecting every citizen, equally. In India, being world's second largest democratic country, citizens have many rights; a single person can make a difference in our system with his constitutional/ fundamental rights given by 'Law' in our democratic country". However, he appreciated AILA Forum for organising such camps and symposium, he also said that the forum should also organise it in different parts of A&N Islands, so that people can become aware and will also avail the facilities at their respective districts or areas during the time of any disputes or injustice confronting them. He expressed his happiness for being present in the awareness camp in Port Blair.
Earlier, Shri Joydeep Mukherjee, General Secretary, AILA Forum, in his welcome address he said "this is the second year we are organising an awareness camp here in Port Blair and from many years in other parts of India we are always serves the down trodden people in the interest of justice. He said the midday meal being providing in schools now was the effort of AILA Forum, the forum filed a PIL during 1993 in the Supreme Court of India, which was later passed in the interest of people. He further informed the gathering that citizens of islands can approach AILA Forum for legal assistance".
Speaking on the occasion, MP, ANI, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray highlighted the BJP govt's achievements towards down trodden people in the islands as Rs.5 Lakh worth treatment is providing free to below Rs.3 Lakh annual income families and grant of 1/30th of Pay + DA to the DRMs of different department of A&N Administration. He further has requested the AILA Forum to file PILs on Land Acquisition and on Viper Island issues.
Dr. Rajveer, HoD (Commerce) JNRM spoke on importance of law in the present society, in his speech, he expressed happiness for organising legal aid awareness camp and symposium in Port Blair and he urged AILA Forum to organise this type of camps in rural areas, schools and colleges also in different districts, so that the message should be reach to last person in the society.
Question and answer session was also held in the camp lawyers, officials from police and defence forces and general public were cleared their queries.
Later, by singing 'Vande Mataram' by school children the programme was concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Shri Joydeep Mukherjee, General Secretary, All India Legal Aid Forum.