Jammu: Chief Justice High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Patron in Chief Jammu and Kashmir Legal Services Authority and Ladakh Legal Services Authority, Gita Mittal today felicitated the winners and participants of programme “Activity Karo Na” in a ceremony held here.
Justice Rajesh Bindal, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority, Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman Ladakh Legal Services Authority, Justice Dhiraj
Singh Thakur, Chairman High Court Legal Services Committee, Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Justice Sindhu Sharma, Justice Rajnesh Oswal, Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Justice Sanjay
Dhar, Justice Puneet Gupta, Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, Jawad Ahmed, Registrar General, M.K Sharma, Member Secretary J&K Legal Services Authority, Rajeev Gupta, Principal Secretary to Chief Justice, Shahzad Azeem, Registrar IT, Sonia Gupta, Registrar Judicial,
Jammu, Massarat Roohi, Registrar Rules, Anuradha Gupta, Director School Education, Jammu and Mumtaz Ali, Director School Education Ladakh participated in the function.
Meanwhile, the programme was witnessed through virtual mode by Legal Services Authorities of all District of UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Para-legal Volunteers, Panel Lawyers and the students who had participated in the activities and their parents.
Pertinently, “Activity Karo Na” is an initiative of J&K Legal Services Authority which was launched with an objective to engage children in constructive activities during the lockdown period due to Covid-19 pandemic and to encourage them to maintain positive thinking besides appreciating their talent.
The programme was organized in collaboration with Directorate of School Education Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh through mode of online competition inviting participation for children of UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh between the age group of 3 to 15 years in various activities including painting, poem writing, fancy dress, poster making, short story writing, slogan writing, photography, article writing and quote on different topics of relevance. The programme received overwhelming response with 706 students participating by sending their entries which were evaluated by an experienced panel. The entries were adjudged age and activity wise at the Provincial, Intra-UT and Inter-UT Level.
The performances of children encompassing their talent was compiled in the form of power point presentation and displayed to the audience on the occasion.
Chief Justice in her presidential address, while appreciating the abundant talent of the children, urged them to strive for perfection in every endeavor undertaken by them. She lauded the role of J&K Legal Services Authority and Directorates of Education of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in giving positive direction to the young talent in difficult times and
called upon the authorities to continue arranging such activities for constructively engaging the children.
Justice Rajesh Bindal cited personal anecdotes to encourage children to participate in activities for their holistic development. He suggested the authorities to come up with a comprehensive programme specially meant for children wherein they can all come under one platform to identify their personal capabilities and interact with each other for healthy competition.
Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur also related his personal experience to underline the importance of participation even more than that of winning. He urged the children to compete from within in order to attain perfection.
M.K Sharma, Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority presented the welcome address whereas vote of thanks was delivered by Anuradha Gupta, Director School Education Jammu.
The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Swati Gupta, Sub Judge, Secretary DLSA Samba.