Legal Service Day is celebrated on 9th November to make people aware of
justice for all. This special Day also highlights the provision of legal
service provided free to weaker sections of the society. It is a
reassurance that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to
any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities. Keeping in mind
the phrase, “Justice delayed is justice denied”, Lok Adalats have been
organised. Legal service has two faces of its coin. The first one is
punishing wrong doer or criminal and providing justice to the affected
person.
The 9th of November is selected as the Legal Services Day which was
first started by the Supreme Court in the year 1995 all across the India
to offer help and support to the weaker and poor group of sections of
people which may be women, disabled persons, Scheduled Tribes, children,
Scheduled Castes, human trafficking victims as well as natural
calamities victims.

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE LEGAL SERVICE DAY

The aim of celebrating the Legal Services Day is to offer the free of
charge, proficient and legal services to the people of weaker sections
of society. It also organizes the Lok Adalats to make safe the legal
system operations and encourages the righteousness of people on the
equality basis. Various authorities go to the districts of Nagaland in
order to perform the authorized aid programmes and campaigns related to
the legal awareness. The day celebration is organized all over India to
increase awareness of free legal aid towards every weak citizen of the
country. It aims to make sure the availability of free services to the
weaker section people as well as making them conscious about their
rights.
The legal message has been send by the government authorities that all
the people who come under underprivileged citizens (who are not capable
to afford the legal services), must get free legal services as their
legal right. It has also been noted that this service is free legal aid
which is not associated with charity. All the legal practitioners should
know their constitutional duty that it is the legitimate right for all
the legal beneficiaries.
The significance of organizing the free services in the Nagaland has
been emphasized by the Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Hushili Sema where
the disabled people of society would be benefited and assisted in
variety of ways. Various NGOs also played their great role in developing
the services by attending the program. The act, regulations and rules
was first implemented by the Sikkim state in 1995 which was continued by
a number of states by organizing the services (training programs and
awareness) related for removing the crucial issues of woman, children
and youths.
It has also been stated that the students and children of the early age
should be aware about the constitutional rights and laws relating to
them. There is also need to be aware about the child labor and old
parents by opening the welfare centers. The state government has
supported and cooperated a lot by granting the funds needed for the
SSLSA operations.

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