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- Mobile Legal Aid Camp held on April 20, 2018 at Traffic Park, Nagpur
MOBILE LEGAL AID CAMP
MAHARASHTRA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, NAGPUR
April 20, 2018
The Students of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, a premier law school of India, organized a ‘Mobile Legal Aid Camp’ at Children’s Traffic Park, Dharampeth at 7 p.m. on April 20, 2018 as part of their university social responsibility and in order to enhance awareness among common citizens about law, legal rights and legal process. Mobile Legal Aid Camp is a new initiative of the Maharashtra National Law University to outreach the larger population of the society to spread awareness on their Constitutional and other legal rights and help them get justice in order to lead a dignified life.
The idea of organizing this camp was conceived by the Legal Aid Committee of MNLU, Nagpur under the patronage and mentoring of Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of the University. The students and faculties are at pain to see the suffering of the marginalized section of citizens even after 70 years of independence in spite of having a very good Constitution and robust judicial system. Therefore, the University from its inception in 2016, has initiated measures to reach out to the people in villages, in schools, slums and in other part of the city to spread legal awareness and empower the marginalized. The Legal Aid Committee has further plans to collaborate with District Legal Services Authority, High Court Legal Aid Society, the Government authorities to ensure that the benefit of the government welfare schemes is ripped by the beneficiaries without any pilferage.
The Camp was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Shri. R. C. Chavan, Former Judge, Bombay High Court in presence of Faculty Members, Members of the Legal Aid Committee and students of the University. The main attractions of the programme were street plays conducted by university students on ‘Right to Information’ and on ‘Consumer Protection’. Citizen Awareness Quiz and presentation on the legal rights arising from social welfare legislations e.g. Right to education, Legal Services Authority Act, Motor Vehicles Act etc. were also part of the camp.