GUWAHATI, June 27 - Legal Cell for Human Rights (LCHR), a civil society organisation, in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Kamrup, organised six legal literacy camps in different parts of the district during the current month.
There were two camps on Right to Information (RTI), two awareness programmes on adoption modalities and two awareness programmes on school dropouts.
The awareness programmes were held in remote areas of Kamrup district. A resource team from LCHR comprising Abinash Narzary, Hemanta Dahal, Margaret Thomas Deka, Mousumi Kalita and Pampi Bharadwaj facilitated the programmes.
The awareness programmes on Right to Information were held on June 18 at Lurigaon and Ural Kachari Basti. The resource persons explained in detail the Right to Information Act and application of the Act with regard to various government schemes and public information.
The awareness programmes on adoption modalities were held on June 17 and 19 at Amguri and Kamarpur respectively. Various guidelines relating to adoption and adoption under personal laws were explained to the participants in detail.
The awareness programmes on school dropouts and Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 were held at Amchong and Hatishila on June 25 and 27 recpectively. Altogether 250 people participated in the awareness programmes.
There was an overwhelming response from the participants, who actively interacted with the resource persons and shared the various problems faced by them in availing government schemes. The participants were satisfied with the solutions given by the resource team.