Mega Legal Awareness Camp held at CIBS Leh

Leh, Sept. 28,2023: Under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority and Ladakh Legal Services Authority of UT Ladakh, today on 28th Sep’ 2023, District Legal Services Authority Leh organized Mega Legal Awareness Camp in Leh at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies Choglamsar Leh. 

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman National Legal Services Authority was the Chief Guest on the programme, which was graced by Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. Kotiswar Singh Chief Justice High Court of J & K and Ladakh, Patron-in-Chief Ladakh Legal Services Authority, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Atul Sreedharan, Judge High Court of J & K and Ladakh, Executive Chairman Ladakh Legal Services Authority and Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Advisor to Hon’ble Lt. Governor UT Ladakh.

In his inaugural address Hon’ble Justice S. K. Kaul stated that legal awareness means the ability to understand words used in a legal context, to draw conclusions from them, and then to use to those conclusions to take action. His Lordship emphasized that the various organs/agencies should strive to achieve the constitutional objective of access to justice to all particularly the marginalized and vulnerable section of the society. 

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Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. Kotiswar Singh enlightened the gathering about the basis, structure and role of Legal Services Institutions. He also threw light on the history and coming into existence of different functionaries of Legal Service Institutions and how with the collaboration and participation of all the stakeholders the aims and cherished goals enshrined in the preamble of our constitution can be achieved. 

Dr. Pawan Kotwal briefed the about the infrastructural developmental works of judicial and legal services institution in Ladakh and stated that UT Ladakh is committed to extend full possible provisions to improve the same.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Atul Sreedharan while presenting the vote of thanks address appreciated the participants’ participation and the support extended by the UT and District Administration and District Police.

Ms. Spalzes Angmo, Member Secretary Ladakh Legal Services Authority conducted the programme. 

On the occasion Sh. Yudvender Singh, Director NALSA, Sh. M. K. Sharma Principal Secretary to Hon’ble the Chief Justice of High Court of J & K and Ladakh, Sh. Anoop Sharma Registrar IT High Court of J & K mad Ladakh, Sh. Yash Pal Sharma Principal District & Sessions Judge & Leh, Executive Councilor LAHDC Leh, Stanzin Chosphel, Professor Rajesh Ranjan, Deputy Commissioner Sh. Santosh Sukhdeva IAS, ASP Leh Ms. Shruti Arora IPS, Judicial Officers of Leh, Councilors of LADHC Leh, Officer of various Departments of Leh, Sh. Mohd Shafi Lassu President Bar Association Leh with Executive Members and other Members of the Bar, Members of Panchayati Raj Institution, Asha and Anganwadi Workers, Court Staff, PLVs, Students of CIBS, teaching and non teaching Faculty and students of University of Ladakh and general public were also present.

All the Departments and Banks of Leh showcased the beneficial Schemes as well as local grown products by installing Stalls at the venue of the programme. During the programme , many beneficiaries were distributed with benefits like Battery run Cycle and Wheel Chair, Sanction Letters of subsidized loans to budding entrepreneur etc.


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