Over 350 Aadhar cards issued in first legal services camp

By Bureau

Chandigarh,February 1o,2019: Aadhaar Cards to more than 350 persons were made or corrected in the first legal services Camp for the year 2019 which was held in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Raipur Khurd organized by State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) Chandigarh. Under the aegis of National Legal Service Authority, New Delhi, under the leadership of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Krishna Murari, Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab & Haryana and Patron in Chief of State Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh and under the able and dynamic guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.B Chaudhari, Judge, High Court of Punjab and Haryana and Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh.
Besides  more than 300  persons got  enrolled for new voter identity cards and around 500 persons visited the stalls giving information about the functioning of Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Cyber Crime Cell, Child Helpline, DCPU, Chandigarh Social Welfare Board, DAY – NULM (National Urban Livelihood Mission), Social Welfare Department, Education Department, Labour Department, DART, Banks, Bachpan Bachao Aandolan and Telecom companies.
About 400 new accounts were opened by the banks.  More than 80 jobs cards were distributed by the Labour Department and more than 80 persons applied for new job cards.  More than 600 persons were benefitted from the free health camp. A skit on HIV AIDS was also presented for sensitizing the general public about the bad effects of AIDS.
Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh, told that the citizens in large numbers were connected to various social welfare schemes of the Government in this Camp.
The main aim of the camp was to create awareness about the various Government Schemes and benefits being provided by NGOs working for the welfare of the general public, including procedural aspects the Schemes especially relating to socio-economic weaker sections, child rights, labor rights etc.
In the camp, Election department, UIDAI (Aadhaar), Social Welfare Department, Education Department, Labour department, Health department, Banks, Child Helpline, Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Child Welfare Unit, Cyber Crime Unit of Chandigarh Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Telecom companies, State Aids Control Society, District Child Protection Unit participated in this camp and informed the general public about various schemes of their departments. On the spot registration and other facilities were also provided in the camp by the participating departments.
Representatives of all the participating departments also spoke about the activities and welfare schemes of their departments and also showed PPTs and documentaries relating to their departments’ work. The Swayam team of Chandigarh Police gave a performance on self-defense techniques for motivating young girls to take self defense training.
A free health camp was also organized with the help of specialist doctors from GMSH, Sector-16, Chandigarh in which Child Specialist, Eye specialist, Gynaecologist and general physician examined children and other persons visiting the camp and also distributed free medicines. Medicos Lab, Sector 22, Chandigarh also provided a free blood testing facility in this camp.
More than 2800 persons registered with the camp and availed the services.  The Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh facilitated all the participating departments, NGOs,