Faridabad, 14 October. Today Thursday a one day consultation programme of Chief Judicial Magistrates-cum-Secretaries, District Legal Service Authorities was organized by Haryana State Legal Services Authority in the Administrative Building of HALSA, Panchkula in pursuance of ongoing campaign “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” launched by National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi from 2nd October to 14th November, 2021. The inaugural session of consultation programme was presided over by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajan Gupta, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Haryana State Legal Services Authority.
Today’s consultation programme was organized by HALSA to review various activities under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. Effective strategies were discussed and shared with each other to cover all the villages at least thrice during the campaign as per NALSA’s guidelines.
Haryana State Legal Services Authority has also launched an animated clip on gender equality and a radio/publicity jingle on Mediation which would be run in all the Legal Awareness Camps, Service Delivery Camps, schools, colleges and other social media platforms with an aim to reach large number of population.
During his inaugural address, Lordship has shared that the work of Legal Services Authorities is not only confined to provide legal aid, but also to create awareness among people about the concept of Legal Services. Many people living in society are still unaware of the working of Legal Services Authorities especially those who are living in remote and interior parts of the State. Lordship has further added that this is the best platform Legal Service Institutions have been given through PAN India Awareness to reach the individuals and help them by all possible ways. Lordship also emphasized on the use of technology which is crucial in today’s world for reaching out maximum people.
A detailed Action Plan has been prepared by HALSA in this regard enumerating various activities to be carried out throughout the campaign including holding of Mega and Micro Service Delivery Camps, Legal Awareness-cum-Legal Aid Camps, special drives on important days, immediate legal assistance through hybrid mode, Legal Aid stalls at Melas/Fairs, Exhibition, Competitions in schools/colleges, Awareness through mobile vans, door to door campaign and many other activities.
As on 13.10.2021, Legal Services Authorities in Haryana covered 3,992 villages which count more than 60% of total villages of Haryana in last 12 days. 2,896 Legal awareness-cum-legal aid camps were organized by DLSAs in rural and urban areas. 60,548 persons were provided immediate legal assistance through hybrid mode out of total 1,64,927 participants.
Service Delivery Camps were organized in association with various government departments including 06 Mega Service Camps and 104 Micro Service Camps wherein 19,620 and 4,524 persons were benefitted across the State.
Door to Door visits were conducted in villages for which Legal Services Authorities have constituted 371 teams which interacted with 22,058 villagers and made them aware about their rights.
114 Legal Aid Help Desks were set up in Melas/Fairs to educate people about the concept of legal services and 3,407 persons were provided legal aid though these Help Desks.
Legal awareness through mobile vans is being created in Haryana and 13,948 persons were made aware.
In association with Education Department, Haryana, 482 competitions were held in schools/colleges of Haryana wherein 25,131 students were participated.
Legal Services Authorities are also spreading awareness by way of holding exhibitions. Total 25 exhibitions were held till now and 6,696 persons visited therein.
Many more activities are being conducted by Legal Services Authorities of Haryana to fulfill the aim of “Access to Justice for All” and to cover each and every village of Haryana through PAN India Awareness campaign.