Legal service awareness campaign

YUPIA, Feb 21: A legal service awareness campaign was held on Wednesday at the Tigdo Middle School ground by the District Legal Service Authority of Papum Pare district here, in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Service Authority (APSLSA) of Itanagar and the district administration.
APSLSA member secretary Budi Habung, who inaugurated the one day legal services camp, highlighted the benefits of legal service awareness camps.
Habung said such camps help spread awareness about welfare legislations and schemes; strengthen the community’s access to schemes implemented by the legal services authority and other departments of the government; to identify and connect the people to welfare schemes; to understand legal needs of people and address legal problems by providing appropriate legal advice and taking other necessary steps.
He also informed about legal aid clinics, which provide free legal services and advised the public to take benefits from such clinics and find solutions to their legal problems.
It was also informed that the APSLS will conduct more such legal awareness and literacy camps to educate the people on legal services.
Earlier, Jweplu Chai, Session Judge, District Session Court, Yupia informed that there are four legal aid clinics in Papum Pare district – Law Academy in Lekhi village, at Oju Mission in Naharlagun, at the District Session Court in Yupia and District Jail at Jullang and appealed to the people to avail the benefits of the facilities, which are provided for free by para legal volunteers and lawyers.
Later, Habung also visited the exhibition stalls opened by various departments and interacted with officers and staffers.
The 31st ITBP, Yupia also conducted a free medical camp and distributed medicines.
Villagers and beneficiaries comprising panchayat leaders, gaon burrahs of Nyorch, Borum, Yupia, Lower Sood and school children took part in the camp.
CJM Tadu Tamang, 31st ITBP Commandant PN Prasad, DMO Dr Tasso Kampu Subu, DD ICDS Dani Yami and other officers were also present. (DIPRO)