STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: District Legal Services Authority, Jammu under the aegis of J&K State Legal Services Authority, on Saturday celebrated National Legal Services Day in the conference hall of District Court Complex Janipur, Jammu under the Chairmanship R K Wattal, Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Pr. District & Sessions Judge) Jammu. The programme was also attended by Judicial Officers, Public Prosecutors, Additional Public Prosecutors, Police Officers, Advocates, Senior Citizens and Para Legal Volunteers. Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Naushad Ahmed Khan in his inaugural address gave a brief introduction about the aims, objectives and importance of National Legal Services Day and made people aware about the various provisions under the Legal Services Act and Rights of the litigants. Chairman District Legal Services Authority, R K Wattal, highlighted the important schemes introduced by NALSA for providing Legal Aid and the utility of the Lok Adalats and also highlighted the provisions of Legal Services to weaker sections of the society. He laid emphasis on Legal Literacy and increase Legal Awareness among the masses that live in far off areas. Bala Jyoti, Registrar Rules High Court of J&K appreciated the efforts of the Para Legal Volunteers and said that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the greater contribution of the Government for resolving different kinds of disputes and Lok Adalats are organized across the country to make safe the legal system operations and encourages righteousness of people on equality basis. Kikar Singh Parihar, Presiding Officer MACT, Jammu, Tahir Khursheed Raina, Addl. District & Sessions Judge, Jammu explained different Acts and emphasized on the urgency of striving for reducing the gap between rich and poor litigants for a fair justice delivery and asserted that all the Legal disputes pending in Courts, can be taken to Lok Adalats for amicable settlement. Other speaker who spoke on the occasion includes advocate Jyoti Sharma, Master Trainer, Advocate, Ranjit Singh Jamwal, Amit Gupta and Sr. Citizen from Ahata-e-Waqar, P K Choudhary.
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