DISHA SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

Legal Awareness Camp

A Legal Awareness Camp was organised on September 04, 2013, at Disha Training Centre.The District Judge, Saharanpur, SDM, Sadar Saharanpur, Tehsildar, Saharanpur, some other officials of Saharanpur district, and around 90-100 women of nearby villages participated. The programme began with inauguration by the District Judge, who along with the SDM lighted ceremonial lamp. Disha director, Mr KN Tiwari, gave an overview of the work being done by the organisation, and Legal Aid Coordinator, Ms Rashmi Singh, discussed the working process of legal aid team.

The District Judge, SDM and Tehsildar one by one shared and highlighted that women should come forward for their rights. They said if they become victim of any violence, there are scores of laws like Indian Panel Code, Domestic Violence Act, etc., drawing power from the Constitution of India, to provide justice to them.There are bodies at the national and state levelsto provide relief to the victims. They underlined role of NGOs like Disha, who are playing a vital role in sensitising society and making aware women through advocacy, counselling and legal aid.