KARGIL, Oct 15: Justice U U Lalit, Judge ,Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, NALSA, today flagged off a rally “Ride for Legal Awareness”, organized by Ladakh Legal Services Authority.
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The rally was flagged off in the presence of Justice D S Thakur, Executive Chairman, Ladakh Legal Services Authority; Justice Tashi Rabstan , Chairman, High Court Legal Services Committee; Ashok Jain, Member Secretary, NALSA; Puneet Sehgal, Director, NALSA; M K Sharma, Member Secretary, LLSA, officers of the Administration of Ladakh, officers from the Judiciary and others.
The ride was organized as a part of Pan India Awareness and Outreach Campaign in celebration of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” under the supervision of Ladakh Legal Services Authority and under the aegis of NALSA, in collaboration with DLSA Kargil, NGO Sewak Kargil and Ladakh Adventure Sports for legal awareness.
In his words of motivation, Justice U U Lalit described the participants of the rally as torchbearers and flag bearers of the message of NALSA. He related the occasion with the festival of “Dussehra” being observed on the same day, as symbolic of crossing the boundaries for achieving something not done before. While appreciating the tremendous amount of zest and energy being shown by the participants, he also encouraged the bikers and cyclists to try and reach out to maximum people and make them aware of programmes of NALSA and their right to free Legal Aid.
M K Sharma, Member Secretary, LLSA, in his introductory address, gave a brief account of the rally. He informed that the rally comprising of 22 bikers led by Mohd Saleem and Agha Advocates will travel across 150 kms approximately covering Drass, Battalik, Chiktan and Wakha, and also 20 cyclists led by Asgar Yarkin Adv will travel 30 kms approximately from TFC Kargil to Ashina village covering 4/5 villages enroute, with a vision to reach out to the tribal villages and population in the interior of the district in an attempt to reach out to the last person. During this ride for legal awareness, the volunteers shall distribute the pamphlets containing information about the beneficiaries under Legal Services Authorities Act.
With the flagging off of the rally, the bikers and cyclists set out on their goal of spreading legal awareness across the region.