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Kalam to inaugurate Students Legal Literacy Club tomorrow

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Apr 6 (UNI) President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam will tomorrow inaugurate the 'Students Legal Literacy Club', aimed at integrating the students community in colleges for spreading legal literacy, Karnataka State Legal Services Authority Executive Chairman Justice P Vishwanath Shetty said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said Karnataka was the first State to launch such a club to educate students about social legislations and its benefits so that they could spread the message.

''It was proposed to set up Students Legal Literacy Clubs in all the colleges in the State so that a group of student volunteers can assist the District Legal Services Authorities and Taluk Legal Services Committees in the State in spreading legal literacy, organising Lok Adalats and identifying people who are in need of free legal aid,'' he added.

Mr Justice Shetty said the objectives required being a cluster of Legal Literacy Campaign Volunteers and working as a nucleus of legal aid volunteers in a town, village and taluk. It would act as a facilitator to take up public grievances with proper authorities, especially that of the weaker and downtrodden sections of the society and identify target groups and vulnerable sections of society in a particular area and help them secure benefits available under various Government schemes.

He said during a recent meeting, Vice-Chancellors of universities and Principals of various colleges in the State have agreed to permit setting up of the clubs. It was also agreed to introduce a chapter on law in the curriculum.


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