Gurugram: DLSA consultative meet held


A consultative meet with Teacher Incharges of Legal Literacy Clubs in Gurugram was held on August 20, 2019. The meet witnessed participation of Panel Lawyers, Para Legal Volunteers and Incharges of Legal Literacy Clubs. Dharamvir Singh, Advocate addressing the gathering spoke at length on the topic of Road Safety like the importance of wearing the Helmet and fastening Seat belt while driving. He emphasized on the fact as to how the minor’s while driving the vehicles led to accidents and how the drunken driven and non observance of traffic rules led to accidents.

Topic of child psychology was introduced by Dr. Pinki Goswami, Child Psychologist. She told the attending teachers incharges that the children learns from the act and conduct of the teachers and thus, the teachers need to be the examples in their behavior besides their teaching patterns.

Munmun Goyal, Panel Advocate District Legal Services Authority, Gurugram sensitised the attending teachers that it is the duty of the institutions not to allow the happening of any offence against the children and if it happens, then, it would be the responsibility of the institution including the Principal, Teachers and the Management etc. to report the same to the law enforcement agencies. Reference was given to Section 75 of JJ Act and Section 17 POCSO Act.

Narender Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Gurugram told the gathering that 56 incharges of Legal Literacy Clubs should act as messenger-cum-resource persons for the students and fellow teachers of their respective schools and in this manner the legal literacy clubs would instantly convey the message of legal literacy to at least 28,000 students per month.

He encouraged the attendees to conduct monthly informative/ educative programmes on Drug Abuse and eradication of Drug menace; Fundamental Duties; Human Trafficking; Maintenance and welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007; Laws relating to children like POCSO (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2013).

It was also directed that each LLC should maintain a register for keeping a record of their monthly activities and surprise checks of such registers would be conducted telephonically or by physical visits. The follow up meeting would be conducted after four months.

Attendees were sensitized about the laws governing human trafficking.  It was emphasized upon that the potential victims of human trafficking are from the slums and therefore, there is immediate need to activate the School Management Committees working at village level to create awareness about this issue. – reporter