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Seminar on De-Addiction and Legal Literacy at Central Jail

HT Correspondent  Amritsar, February 17, 2013
First Published: 10:28 IST(17/2/2013) | Last Updated: 10:29 IST(17/2/2013)

A seminar on De-Addiction and Legal Literacy was organised by District Legal Services Authority, Amritsar at Central Jail, Amritsar on Saturday.

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This seminar was organised under the guidance and supervision of HS Madaan, district and sessions judge-cum-chairman District Legal Services Authority, Amritsar.


At the seminar  RS Bains, an expert on the subject of drugs guided the jail inmates through slide show about the impact of drugs on the person taking it and on his family and society.

Bains further explained the jail inmates as to how they can give up their habit of drug addiction. Speaking on the occasion Madaan said that this is one of the activities of District Legal Services Authority to help the jail inmates to give up their habit of drug addiction.

About 100 jail inmates attended the seminar.Besides, the para legal volunteers working in the jail on behalf of District Legal Services Authority Amritsar were also given their honorarium at the rate of Rs.250 per day and Madaan distributed their cheques to the volunteers.

District Legal Services Authority Amritsar through these para legal volunteers has provided free legal aid in the shape of services of advocates to about 225 jail inmates who were not represented by any counsel and were unable to get the services of advocates.

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