Namchi, 18 Aug: District Legal Services Authority (South) and Taluk Legal Services Committee (South) in coordination with Sikkim State Legal Services Authority organized a legal services camp as well as legal awareness programme/health camp/registration drive for senior citizens at Marut Bhawan in Namchi Bazaar, South Sikkim today.
The purpose of the programme was targeted to spread awareness about welfare legislation and schemes and strengthen the community’s access to the schemes being implemented by the Legal Services Authority and other departments of the Government. The programme aimed at identifying and connecting senior citizens to welfare schemes to ensure that fruits of the welfare schemes are passed to the eligible people. The programme also looked upon understanding legal needs of the senior citizens and addressing legal problems of the senior citizens by giving appropriate legal advice.
The programme was launched by Chairperson, DLSA (South), Ms. Jyoti Kharka, in the presence of Secretary, DLSA (South), Mrs. Sonam Denka Wangdi, Ld. Panel Advocates, SDM Namchi, staff from Social Justice Empowerment and Welfare Department, Health Care, Human Services & Family Welfare Department, doctors of Namchi District Hospital, officials from Pension Department, Gangtok, Para-Lagal Volunteers of Namchi and members of Sikkim Government Retired Employees Welfare Association.
There were around 169 senior citizens who attended the programme wherein 141 were the number of beneficiaries. The attendees interacted with the officers and representatives of the departments present to address their problems and to procure appropriate advice and guidance.
During the health camp, doctors from Orthopedics, ENT, Eye and Medicine departments of Namchi District Hospital conducted medical checkup of the attendees.
(Press Release issued by District Legal Services Authority, South)