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B’la hosts Mega Legal services awareness camp

Baramulla, Oct 27: A Mega Legal Services-Cum-Awareness Camp was organized by Chairman District Legal Services Authority Baramulla, Rajesh Shekri Principal District and Sessions Judge Baramulla, in collaboration with District Administration here on Saturday.

The camp organized under the aegis of NALSA was aimed to make general masses aware of their entitlements under the law and apprise them about the availability of free legal services, besides to connect them to several welfare schemes launched by Central and State governments.

District Development Commissioner Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, officers from various departments, judiciary and banks besides a large number of people including beneficiaries attended the camp.

Around 45 stalls were installed by various departments including District Legal Services Authority, Social Welfare, Education, Labour, JK Bank, Grameen Bank, Agriculture, Health, Revenue, NYK, Municipal Committee, Fisheries, ICDS, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, PHE, Handloom, FCS&CA, Rural Development, SHG UMEED and JKEDI.

The departments, on the occasion, delivered their services wherein the Social Welfare Department provided 2 motorized tricycles, 3 hearing aids, 12 sticks and 4 wheelchairs to disabled persons. The Municipality department issued 102 Birth certificates and 11 death certificates while as Rs 60 lakh under the Individual Household Latrines scheme were disbursed among the beneficiaries.

On the occasion, the health department organized a free medical-cum-screening camp as part of the mega event during which about 400 patients availed the medicare facilities.

Motor Vehicle department issued 57 Registration certificates, 10 driving licences, route permits, License renewal and 8 Helmets under subsidized rates among the beneficiaries. Meanwhile, Labour department distributed Rs 54 lakh as financial assistance among 582 beneficiaries under Educational, Marriage and other categories.

Moreover, Youth Services and Sports distributed various sports kits among young athletes whereas ICDS distributed Rs 5000 under PMMVY among beneficiaries.

Principal District and Sessions Judge thanked the efforts of DDC, officers of various departments and judiciary for their cooperation and tremendous support in holding such an awareness Camp at the district headquarter.

He urged the youth to avail benefits of various welfare schemes launched by the government.

District Commissioner, during his address, highlighted the significance of the camp and said that such events enable different departments to deliver their services in a smooth and efficient manner. He assured that the district administration shall organize such camps in the remote areas of the district.

Later, the Education department organized a painting competition which marked the participation of many students from different educational institutions. Best performing students were given awards as felicitation.