KOHIMA: A day-long consultative meet with media under the aegis of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) was held at Hotel Japfü, here recently. Delivering the keynote address, member secretary NSLSA Mezivolu T Therie stated that the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 created legal services authority at the national, state and district levels primarily with an aim to provide legal services to the weaker and marginalized sections of the society. Adding that it strives to ensure that the constitutional pledge is fulfilled in its letter and spirit and equal justice is made available to the poor, downtrodden and weaker section of the society as well as to let the grassroots people benefit from the programs and schemes meant for them.
Appreciating the media fraternity, Mezivolu said that in Nagaland, media has helped in converging the entire State with easy accessible information in exposing certain ill and corrupt practices in the government sector, enlightening the masses on information that the public could often be unaware of, mobilizing social activism, passing information on gender equality and trying to bridge the gaps on many issues. Stating that the media has been serving all types of professions which is the lifeline of social growth, he added that if the media fails to function, 80% of the objective of the people would not be served. Adding that the media is the mirror of what is happening in our State, he pointed out that without news, people will not be able to know what is happening around. She thanked the media fraternity for partnering with the department of LSA in disseminating all information about the department’s activities to the public, making the news and reports reach the people and the places where the departments were unable to reach out.
President of Nagaland Press Association H. Chishi said that out of ignorance about the legal issues there are many misconceptions about the judiciary system not only in the State but in the country as a whole. He also exhorted the participants to be honest and fearless in fighting against corruption.
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