Shillong, April 28: Chief Justice (acting) of Meghalaya High Court Justice SR Sen and executive chairman of Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA) on Saturday inaugurated a legal services camp on the theme ‘Root out Poverty’ at Mawphlang village of East Khasi Hills district.
The camp was organized by the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority and the District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with the Meghalaya Government for Mylliem and Mawphlang community and rural development block.
During the occasion, the chief guest also distributed wheelchair, white walking sticks to the specially-abled persons, sewing machines and work order for various MGNREGA schemes implemented by the C&RD Block to the beneficiaries.
Earlier, to mark the occasion, the chief guest along with other dignitaries also planted tree saplings.
The National Legal Services Authority has developed a new model of holding legal services camp, which would not only make people aware about their entitlements and procedural aspects relating to the same but would also connect them to the welfare schemes meant for them.
The legal services camp was participated by various State and Central government departments, banks institutions and NGOs.
More than 40 stalls were set up at the venue to provide information on various welfare schemes and facilitate the general public the required procedures for obtaining them. Free medical checkup was also conducted in the camp for the general public.