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Legal awareness camp conducted in school

Special Correspondent

Photo: R. Ashok

Explanation: V. Ramamurthy, second from left, First Additional District Judge, explaining a point to a participant of the micro level literacy camp in Tiruchi on Wednesday. —

TIRUCHI: Students of the Holy Cross Girls Higher Secondary School, Ponmalai, underwent a unique experience of learning various laws from the Judicial officials themselves when the District Legal Services Authority conducted a legal awareness camp in the school on Wednesday.

The camp was organised under the Micro Legal Literacy programme of the National Legal Services Authority.

Principal District Judge S. Thangakani, who is also the Chairman of the District legal Services Authority, led the officials who participated in the camp and cleared various doubts of the students.

I Additional District Judge V. Ramamurthy set the ball rolling by explaining various laws of the country concerning the common people in the day to day life, particularly the laws concerning the younger generation.

He spoke on the right to education, right to employment, protection of rights of women and children, right to information, cyber crimes, bail provisions, free legal aid, etc.

Mr. Ramamurthy said that the Authority had planned to conduct similar camps in hospitals, colleges, prisons, etc., this month for creating awareness.

K. Manoharan and M. Sivaraju, both advocates, also spoke.

In the interaction session that followed, the students got their various doubts cleared on laws and social issues, functioning of the criminal and civil courts, bail provisions, Child Labour Act, etc., and the various activities undertaken by the Authority. Mr. Thangakani commended the keen interest evinced by the students.

Thanked

School Correspondent Sr. Philomina and Headmistress Sr. Savari thanked the Authority for organising the camp which they said would go a long way in educating young students on legal aspects of various issues.

Civil Judge (Senior Division) and Secretary of District Legal Services Authority N. Thirunavukkarasu; Additional District Judge, Fast Track Court No. 1, P. Deivaraj; Principal District Munsif S. Chandran; II Additional District Munsif Parthasarathy participated in the camp.

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