Justice UU Lalit flags off Rally “Ride for legal Awareness”


JAMMU, Oct 15: Mr. Justice U.U. Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, NALSA, today flagged off a Rally "Ride for legal Aware-ness" organized by Ladakh Legal Services Authority in presence of Mr. Justice D.S Thakur, Executive Chair-man, Ladakh Legal Services Authority, Mr. Justice Tashi Rabstan, Chairman, High Court legal Services Committee, Mr. Ashok Jain, Member Secretary, NALSA, Mr. Puneet Sehgal, Director, NALSA, Mr. M.K. Sharma, Member Secretary, LLSA, Officers of the Administration of Ladakh, Officers from the Judiciary and participants. The ride was organized as a part of Pan India Awareness and Outreach Campaign in celebration of "Azadika Amrit Mahotsav" under the supervision of Ladakh Legal Services Authority and under the aegis of NALSA, in collaboration with DLSA Kargil, NGO Sewak Kargil & Ladakh Adventure Sports for legal awareness.
In his words of motivation, Mr. 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 and while appreciating the tremendous amount of zest and energy being shown by the participants, 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.
Mr. M.K. Sharma, Member Secretary, LLSA, in his introductory address welcomed the dignitaries and participants on the occasion and gave a brief account of the rally. He informed that the rally comprising of 22 bikers led by Mr. Mohd Saleem and Mr. Agha Advocates will travel across 150 kms approx. covering Drass, Battalik, Chiktan and Wakha, and also 20 cyclists led by Mr. Asgar Yarkin Adv. will travel 30 kms approx. 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. Mr. M.K. Sharma described the occasion of flagging off the rally by Mr. Justice UU Lalit, an iconic jurist & doyen of legal awareness, as a rare privilege for the people of Ladakh and also expressed gratitude to Mr. Justice D.S. Thakur and Mr. Justice Tashi Rabstan for giving impetus and new direction to legal services in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
With the flagging off of the rally, the bikers and cyclists set out on their goal of spreading legal awareness across the region.

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