Friday, 11 December 2015

Legal Aid at VMSCL, Goa – “A hyphen that joins, a buckle that fastens…”

Training Session on Welfare Schemes  
Legal Aid, being a prime activity in the academic curriculum at V. M. Salgaocar College of Law, every student member devotes a minimum of 2 hours a week for legal aid activity. In addition to the legal literacy programs, the members are actively involved in facilitating the implementation of various welfare schemes of the Government of Goa.  This is a dual process, involving creating awareness on the welfare schemes available to specified groups followed by assisting the applicants in filing application and availing of the schemes. Thus the Legal Aid Cells act as “a hyphen that joins, a buckle that fastens” the government welfare schemes with the beneficiaries.

To empower the students to undertake this task in the best manner possible, the Legal Aid Society of the College conducts training sessions periodically. On 11th December, The Legal Aid Society organized a training session in the College for the students on the welfare schemes of the Department of Women and Child Development. The session was conducted by Mrs. Rupa Dalvi, Project Officer, Department of Women and Child Development (Tiswadi, Goa). Prof. Dr. M.R.K.Prasad, Principal of V.M.Salgaocar College of Law welcomed the guest and addressed the students on the need to bridge the gap between Government Departments and the beneficiaries as far as the welfare programs are concerned.  

Mrs.Rupa Dalvi, Project Officer (Tiswadi), Department of Women & Child Development, Government of Goa conducting training session for the Legal Aid Cell Members of V.M.Salgaocar College of Law

Mrs. Dalvi spoke on the functioning of Anganwadis in the State of Goa and various schemes made available by the Department of Women and Child Development. The procedure for availing the schemes was told to the students and model forms were also supplied. The effectiveness of the Training session was evident from the way students interacted and continued to interact even after Mrs Dalvi concluded the session.

Ms. Valaicia Colaco and Mr. Navdeep Aguiar assisted in organizing this program. Ms. Valaincia introduced the guest and Ms. Milena Souza proposed the Vote of Thanks. Mr.Navdeep Aguiar was the photographer for the day. 

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