Jindal Global Law School Clinical Programme in association with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, conducted an online public hearing on 4th of October 2020, focusing on the issues of Health, Food Security, Social Security and Education. The virtual public hearing was conducted on Zoom App and residents of 10 villages from the Sonipat District, Haryana participated in the Public Hearing. ( By JGLS Clinical Programme )
The public hearing was conducted under the auspices of Prof.Ajay Pandey, Executive Director, Clinical Programmes, Jindal Global Law School. Prof. Ajay Pandey initiated the discussion by briefing the attendees about the initiative designed to sensitise the residents about various schemes and welfare allowances available to them. He also emphasised on the need to plug in the gap between the actual schemes and its implementation at the grassroots level. Thereafter, Ms. Yukti, an LLM Student from JGLS, who lead the initiative, briefly introduced the objective of this entire public hearing and the issues which will be covered.
A detailed discussion on various issues faced by the residents with respect to Health, Food Security, Social Security and Education took place and the students of JGLS enlightened the residents with various schemes available to them and how they could avail the benefits of the schemes. Mr.Vikas Hooda and Ms.Nisha, Members of District Legal Service Authority [DLSA] and Ms.Sonia Agarwal, Member of Haryana State Women’s Commission attended the public hearing and shared their views.
Concerns raised by the residents include sanitation issues, groundwater problems, decrease in water level, absence of teachers in the government schools and unavailability of mid-day meals. Suggestions and solutions were provided by Prof.Ajay Pandey and the students, and it was assured that appropriate measures would be taken to address the issues.
Professor Ajay Pandey proposed the Vote of thanks and appreciated the concerted efforts of students of clinical groups in taking up this initiative that aimed to sensitise the residents of various villages in the Sonipat District, of their rights, amidst Covid-19 pandemic. He also thanked the residents of the villages for their active and meaningful engagement.
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