A legal awareness rally to commemorate the 75 years of India’s Independence and the 25th anniversary of the National Legal Services Authority was taken out here on Sunday. R. Sakthivel, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Coimbatore, flagged off the awareness rally on the combined court complex premises in the presence of judges, court staff, advocates and members from non-governmental organisations.
District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Coimbatore, which is headed by the District Judge, organised the rally. Organisers said the DLSA arranged various legal awareness activities from October 2 to November 14.
A mobile legal awareness campaign was launched on November 1 under which vehicles equipped with public addressing systems were sent to different parts of the district to create legal awareness among the public.
Legal awareness, sometimes called public legal education, is the empowerment of individuals regarding issues involving the law. Legal awareness helps to promote consciousness of legal culture, participation in the formation of laws and the rule of law. Notices on the various legal aid services given by the DLSA were distributed to the public.
People should be aware of the basic laws and the schemes of the District Legal Services Authority which would help people in legal issues.
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