Mega legal services awareness camp held at Pulwama

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Pulwama, Dec 13: A mega legal services-cum-awareness camp was organized by the District Legal Services Authority here today.
The camp inaugurated by Principal District & Sessions Judge Pulwama Mohammad Ibrahim and District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar under the aegis of NLSA.
The purpose of the camp was to make people aware of their entitlements under various enactments and welfare schemes which are provided by various government departments.
As many as 32 stalls were installed by various departments including Health, Education, FCS&CA, Social welfare, District Industries, J&K Bank, KVIB, Labour, Fisheries, Floriculture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Handicrafts, Handloom.
During the camp, various heads of the departments highlighted different schemes implemented by concerned departments and urged upon the people to avail the benefits from these schemes. However, stalls were also installed to create awareness and information among the people through literature and brochures.
During the camp, Social Welfare Department distributed 10 motorised tri- cycle, 28 hearing aid and 2 wheel chairs among the specially-abled people. The department of horticulture distributed 11 sanction letters, while as the department of labour disbursed scholarship of the amount of Rs 1.50 lakh among three beneficiaries and registered 49 new beneficiaries. Fisheries Department distributed cast nets among bonafide fisherman community and a load carrier to one beneficiary. Likewise, Municipal committee distributed cheques among 25 beneficiaries under Swatch Bharat Mission and FCS&CA also distributed gas connection sanctions among various beneficiaries.
On the occasion, Principal District & Sessions Judge expressed happiness over the participation of stakeholders from government and non-government organizations in the camp. He said that the positive approach and willingness shown by departments to help and serve the people of District has made the legal service camp a reality. He said that legal services authority is focusing on a paradigm shift from awareness to empowerment, adding DLSA Pulwama is committed to provide legal aid to the needy people particularly weaker sections of the society. The Judge said that the aim of organizing these legal services camp is to make public about aware about various central and state-sponsored welfare schemes and programmes. He thanked district administration for support in organizing such a mega legal services camp with huge participation of people.
District Development Commissioner, G.M Dar gave a brief account of the services provided by various departments in the camp and sought cooperation of the people in smooth implementation of the social security schemes in the District. He thanked the officers of various departments and judiciary for their cooperation and tremendous support in holding the camp in the district.
While appreciating the huge participation of the people at the camp, DDC emphasized upon the district officers to provide the benefits of various schemes on the grass root level. Dar reiterated that the district administration is committed to ensure transparent accountable governance.
On the occasion, DDC felicitated a bright disabled child with ten thousand rupees.
The camp was attended by Chief Judicial Magistrate Javid Alam, Secretary DLSA Khurshid-ul-Islam, ADC Pulwama, ACR Pulwama, Assistant Commissioner Revenue District Information Officer, district officers of various departments, Chairman TLSA, Tral Pampore and Awantipora, officers of the judiciary, Bar members besides a large number of beneficiaries and common people.