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Activities 2011

       

Legal Awareness Workshop : Vaikom Taluk Legal Services Committee, Vaikom Bar Association and Vaikom Municipality jointly organized a days workshop at    Vaikom Sathyagraha Memmorial Hall    on         1-01-2011 to impart Legal Awareness to the newly elected Local Body Members of their duties, functions and power to materialise the spirit of Panchayat Raj.  The Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.S. Gopinathan, Judge, High Court of Kerala Inaugurated the function.  Sri. P. Mohanadas, District Judge & Member Secretary, KELSA presided over the function.  Sri. Abraham Mathew, District Judge & Director, Kerala Judicial Academy rendered the Keynote address. Sri. K. Ajith MLA, Sri. Mons Joseph MLA, Smt. Sreelatha Balachandran, Chairperson, Vaikom Munisipality, Adv. V.V. Sathyan and Sri. Nixon M. Joseph, Judicial Magistrate of the First Class, Vaikom attended the function.

   
   
   

Lok Adalat : Lok Adalat under the auspicious of Taluk Legal Services Committee, Chirayinkeezhu, Sri. Satya Sai Orphanage Trust-Kerala, District Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram, Grama Panchayat  Mangalapuram, Pothankod, Mudakkal and Nellanad conducted on 8th Januray, 2011 at Sai Gramam.  The Hon'ble Mr. Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan rendered the keynote address.  Sri. K. Ramakrishnan, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Thiruvananthapuram presided over the function.  Sri. K. N. Anandakumar, Executive Director  Sri. Satya Sai Orphanage Trust, Adv. Kumari, Adv. Lenin, Adv. Muttathara A. Vijayakumar and Sri. G. Suresh Kumar, Secretary, Legal Service Committee, Attingal attended the function.

   

Legal Literacy Programme for Tribals :  KELSA in association with Shreyas Social Service Centre and TLSC Bathery conducted a Legal Literacy Programme for the Welfare and Legal Upliftment of Tribals in Wayanad on 22nd Januray 2011 at Shreyas Auditorium, Bathery..  The Programme was inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.K. Abdul Rehim, Judge, High Court of Kerala.  Smt. P. Usha, District and Sessions Judge Kalpetta presided over the function.  Rt. Rev. Dr. Jpseph Mar Thomas, Bishop, Bathery rendered the keynote address.  Sri. K.K. Krishnankutty, Chairman, TLSC & Sub Judge, Bathery, Sri. Biju Varghese Erumala, Deputy Secretary, KELSA, Adv. P. Vasu and Fr. George Vettikattil, Director, SSC attended the function.  Adv. B.S. Suresh (Chirakkara), Adv. K.K. Somanathan and Adv. P. Venugopalan handled the academic session.

   
   
   
   

Formation of Student Legal Aid Club and Legal Awareness Seminar :  Taluk Legal Services Committee in association with Bar Association, Cherthala formed Student Legal Aid Club in Pattanakkad Block Panchayath .  Sri. P. Mohanadas, District Judge and Member Secretary, KELSA inaugurated the function and rendered the keynote address on 28th Januray 2011.  Adv. A.M. Arif, MLA, Sri. D. Suresh Kumar, Sub Judge and Chairman, TLSC Cherthala, Adv. K. Umeshan. Adv. Siji Shibu, Adv. T.H. Salam, Adv. K. Prasad and Adv. V.R. Rajesh attended the function.  The classes were handled by Adv. Mathew Alexander, Adv. R. Ramesh. Adv. K.S. Shajahan, Adv. K.P. Dhanesh and Adv. Peter Kurishunkal.

   

Workshop on Employees State Insurance & Employees Provident Fund :  KELSA in association with Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted a workshop on Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 and Employees State Insurance Act 1948 on 29th January 2011 at Thiruvananthapuram to help the Business Community.    Sri. P.K. Gurudasan, Hon'ble Minister for Labour inaugurated the function. Sri. Deepak L. Aswani, Chairman, KCCI, Sri. P. Mohanadas, District Judge & Member Secretary, KELSA, Sri. N. Balachandran Nair, Regional P.F. Commissioner & Sri. R. Ramakrishnan, Director, E.S.I. Corporation attended the function.  Adv. Benny P. Thomas and Adv. C.B. Mukundan handled the Interactive Session.

   

National Seminar on Trans Genders and the Law :  National Legal Services Authority & Delhi Legal Services Authority jointly conducted a National Seminar on TRANSGENDERS AND THE LAW on 5th February 2011 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.  Transgender women and male require   understanding and Support of the Government, health care, professionals, general public as well as their family members.  We need to understand and accept that humans are diverse.  People have the right to be what they are and they want to be;  the same holds true for transgender people.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Executive Chairman, KELSA, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pius C. Kuriakose, President, Kerala Judicial Academy, Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary KELSA and Sri. Abraham Mathew, Director, Kerala Judicial Academy attended the Seminar.  The seminar was inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir, Judge, Suprememe Court of India &  Executive Chairman NALSA..  Keynote address delivered by Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.Y. Eqbal, Chief Justice, High Court of Madras in the meeting presided over by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Chief Justice, High court of Delhi & Patron-in-Chief DLSA.  Many legal luminaries including Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Kalki Subramaniam, Priya Babu, Shabeena Francis, Abheena Aher rendered lectures in the seminar.

    Lok Adalat :  KELSA conducted a Lok Adalat on 05.02.2011 at Kerala High Court Auditorium for cases filed by State Bank of India before Debts Recovery Tribunal(DRT) and referred by DRT.  Out of 63 cases considered, 27 cases were settled in 5 booths.  An amount of Rs. 5.81 crore was awarded.
   

Sensitization Programme on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 :  KELSA in association with Kerala Judicial Academy and Social Welfare Department organized a Sensitization Programme on Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 on 12th February 2011 at Kerala Judicial Academy Hall for the benefit of Judicial First Class Magistrates, Protection Officers and other stake holders under the Act. Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Ramkumar, Judge, High Court of Kerala inaugurated the function.  Sri. K. Abraham Mathew, Director, Kerala Judicial Academy and Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA attended the function.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Ramkumar, Sri. K. Abraham Mathew and Dr. C.J. John, Psychiatrist handled the academic sessions.

   

Mega Adalat :  KELSA, Kunnathunadu Taluk Legal Services Committee and Bar Association, Perumbavoor conducted a Mega Adalat of MACT cases pending before the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal, Perumbavoor on 12th February 2011 at the court premises.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Juge, High Court of  Kerala & Executive Chairman, KELSA inaugurated the function.  Sri. B. Kemal Pasha, District Judge & Chairman, District Legal Services Authority presided over the function.  Sri. P.D. Soman, District Judge, Sri. Saju Paul, M.L.A., Perumbavoor, Sri. M.M. Monayee, M.L.A., Kunnathunadu, Adv. K.N. Anil Kumar, President, Bar Association, Perumbavoor, Sri. K.M.A. Salam, Chairman, Perumbavoor Municipality, Sri. A.B. Sasidharan Pillai, President, Advocate Clerks Association and Adv. G. Santhosh Kumar attended the function.

   
   

National Meet of Stake Holders of Domestic Violence & Women Empowerment :  KELSA, Kerala Judicial Academy, Kerala Womens Commission & People's Council for Social Justice (PCSJ) supported by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) & Social Welfare Department, Government of Kerala conducted The National Meet of Stake Holders of Domestic Violence & Women Empowerment under the Project  "Promotion of Women Empowerment and Rights, to End Violence Against Women in the State of Kerala" at High Court Auditorium, Ernakulam.  Hon'ble Sri. Justice Altamas Kabir, Judge, Supreme Court of India & Executive Chairman, NALSA inaugurated the function on 19th February.  Hon'ble Sri. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala & Executive Chairman, KELSA presided over the function. Hon'ble Sri. Justice Pius C. Kuriakose, Judge, High Court of Kerala & President, Kerala Judicial Academy renderd the keynote address. Sri. Justice K. John Mathew and Smt. Justice K.K. Usha  attended the function. Adv. K. Ramachandran, Sri. B. Kemal Pasha, District Judge, Adv. Thomas Abraham, President, Kerala High Court Advocates Association, Dr. Dinesh Arora I.A.S., Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA and Adv. M.P. Krishnan Nair also attended the function.
                  Hon'ble Smt. Justice K. Hema, Judge, High Court of Kerala  inaugurated the Seminar session of the meet on 20th February. at Bharat Hotel, (BTH), Ernakulam.  Sri. Justice K. Sukumaran &  Smt. Justice D. Sreedevi were the moderators of the seminar. Sri. K. Abraham Mathew, Director, Kerala Judicial Academy, Sri. U. Sarath  Chandran, Member Secretary, NALSA, Smt. Lida Jacob I.A.S., Sri. N. Sukumaran, Retd. District Judge, Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, Kelsa, Smt. Mridul Eapen, Member, Planning Commission, Dr. N.K. Jayakumar, Vice Chancellor, NUALS, Adv. Susheela R. Bhatt, Adv. K. Ramachandran, Sri. C.K. Raghavan Unni, Joint Director, Social Welfare Department and Adv. S. Subhash chand, Vice President, PCSJ attended the function.

   

Establishment of Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) at Ernakulam :  Hon'ble Mr. Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Chief Justice, High  Court of Kerala & Patron-in-Chief, KELSA  inaugurated the Establishment of Permanent Lok Adalat at Ernakulam on 25th February 2011 at High Court Auditorium.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala & Executive Chairman, KELSA presided over the programme. Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA  and Sri. Biju Varghese, Deputy Secretary, KELSA also attended the function. Sri. D. Pappachan, Retd. District Judge took charge as the Chairman of Permanent Lok Adalat and Sri. Johns Darrel as the Member.

   

LEGAL LITERACY CAMP : Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KELSA) in association with Shreyas Social Service Centre, Kozhikode Region and  District Legal Services Authority, Kozhikode organised a ONE DAY LEGAL LITERACY CAMP on 26.02.2011 at Mar Baselios Training Centre, Eangapuzha.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.S. Gopinathan, Judge, High Court of Kerala inaugurated the function.  Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas rendered the keynote address.  Sri. P. Mohanadas, District Judge & Member Secretary KELSA delivered the special address.  Adv. B.S. Suresh (Chirakkara), Adv. K.P. Philip and Adv. Sujaya Sudhakaran handled the academic sessions.

   

Legal Aid Clinic for People affected with HIV: Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KELSA) and Kerala State Aids Control Society (KSACS) launched Legal Aid Clinic for People affected with HIV and conducted a workshop for Hon'ble Judges of High court of Kerala and Judicial Officers in Ernakulam with respect to HIV, AIDS and its legal aspects.   Hon'ble Justice Sri. Jasti Chelameswar, Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala and Patron- in-Chief, KELSA inaugurated the launching of Legal Aid Clinic and workshop. Hon'ble Justice Sri. C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala and Executive Chairman, KELSA presided over the function.  Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA, Adv. Sri. Thomas Abraham, President, Kerala High Court Advocates Association, Adv. R. Ratna Tara, Dr. K.  Shylaja, Project Director, KSACS, Smt. Anjana G., Co-ordinator-GIPA, KSACS, Dr. T.V. Velayudhan, and Dr. M. Prasanna Kumar attended the function.

   
   

   

Rehabilitation of  Tamil Speaking mentally ill Patients: : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan, Judge, High Court of Kerala with special reference to the report made by KELSA in O.P. No. 1667/1996(S) issued an order allowing the institution 'Kanivu Charitable Society' for transiting 20 Tamil speakig mentally ill patients to a charitable institution at Chennai by Name Udhavumkarangal as part of their rehabilitation.  They were sent on 8th March 2011 by Alleppey-Chennai Express.  The Officials of Tamilnadu State Legal Services Authority(TSLSA) have received them from Central Railway Station, Chennai and they were accommodated at Udhavumkarangal.  The TSLSA will oversee their rehabilitation and try to find out their relatives for entrusting them.

   

Promotion of Women Empowerment and Rights, to End Violence against Women in the State of Kerala : Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KELSA), People's Council for Social Justice(PCSJ), Indian Medical Association(IMA) & National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) conducted a State Level Dialogue Between Legal Fraternity & Medical Fraternity on Domestic Violence & Women Empowerment under the project " Promotion of Women Empowerment and Rights, to End Violence against Women in the State of Kerala" supported by NALSA on 6th March 2011.  Hon'ble Sri. Justice Cyriac Joseph, Judge, Supreme Court of India inaugurated the function. Hon'ble Sri. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala and Executive Chairman, KELSA presided over the function.

    Mega Adalat :  KELSA in association with State Bank of India conducted a Mega Adalat on 07-05-2011, where about 50 cases were considered for settlement.  An amount of rupees 2 crores were awarded in the Adalat. 
   

World Environment Day :  KELSA in association with Kerala Forest Department celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2011.  Sri. Tony Chammani, the worshipful Mayor of Kochi inaugurated the function in the meeting presided over by  Justice K. Sukumaran.  Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, Kelsa welcomed the gathering.  Dr. Induchoodan, Wild Life Warden rendered the keynote address.  Dr. U.K. Gopalan, Environmental Scientist proposed the vote of thanks.  The programme was followed by cultural activities of students of Toc-H School and the inmates of Sri Narayana Sevika Samajam.

   

Workshop and Seminar on Mental Health Care Act : KELSA in association with Kanivu Charitable Society conducted a Workshop and Seminar on Mental Health Care Act on June 25th 2011 at High Court Auditiorium.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala and Executive Chairman, KELSA inaugurated the function in the meeting presided over by Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.S. Gopinathan, Judge, High Court of Kerala.  The Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.T. Sankaran, Judge, High Court of Kerala delivered the valedictory address. Sri. K.P. Dandapani, Advocate General, Sri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA , Sri. Thomas Abraham, President, Kerala High Court Advocates Association, Dr. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Sri. Santhosh, Secretary, Federation for Care of the Mentally Disabled, Adv. Litto Palathingal , Adv. Laji Sam Sakaria and Adv. Ram Kumar Nambiar and  Biju Varghese, Deputy Secretary, KELSA spoke on the ocassion. Many dignitaries in the medical profession were present and handled the seminar and workshop session.

   

Mega Adalat :  KELSA  and DLSA , Ernakulam conducted a Mega Adalat on Motor Accidents Compensation Cases on 6th August 2011 at AshirBhavan Hall, Ernakulam.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala and Executive Chairman, KELSA inaugurated the function presided over by Sri. B. Kemal Pasha, Hon'ble District and Sessions Judge, Ernakulam.  Sri. G. Sreenivasan, Chairman cum Managing Director, United India Insurance Co. Ltd rendered the keynote address. Sri. V. Sajan, Sri. M.A. Kharat, Sri. Sadasiv Misra, Sri. CP.R. Varma, Sri. N.K. Singh, Sri. A.K. Singhal,
Adv. George Merlo Pallath and Sri. Jose George spoke on the occasion.

    Seminar on Science and Law for Public  Health & Hygiene : KELSA in association with Kerala Federation of Women Lawyers (KFWL) organised a Seminar on How to Maintain a Healthy, Friendly Environment on 6th August, 2011 at High Court Auditorium.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala and Executive Chairman, KELSA inaugurated the Seminar.  Sri. K. Babu, Hon'ble Minister for Excise & Ports, Sri. V.K. Ibrahimkunju, Hon'ble Minister for Public Works, Sri. K.P. Dandapani, Advocate General, Kerala, Adv. Prabha R. Menon, Adv. S.K. Devi, Adv. Thomas Abraham,  Sri. Kabeer B. Haroon, Sri. Jose Joseph Moonjely, Smt. Almitra Patel, Dr. K. Beena, I.A.S., Mrs. Mini Antony, IAS and Adv. Aneetha A.G. spoke on the occasion.
   

Legal Awareness Programme : KELSA in association with District Legal Services Authority, Ernakulam  organised a one day Legal Awareness Programme for the Officers and members of  Gramma, Block, District Panchayats, Munisipalities and Corporations in  Ernakulam District on 15th October 2011 at High Court Auditorium, Ernakulam.  The function was inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Oommen Chandy which was presided over by His Lordship Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Ag. Chief Justice, High Court of Kerala and Executive Chairman, KELSA. Shri. K.P. Dandapani, Advocate General, Shri. B. Kemal Pasha, District & Sessions Judge, Ernakulam, Shri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA, Shri. Thomas Abraham, President, Kerala High Court Advocates Association and Shri. George Merlo Pallath, President, Ernakulam District Court Advocates Association Spoke on the ocassion.

   
   
   

Workshop on Legal Awareness to Women : Kerala State Womens Commission in association with KELSA organised a one day workshop on 26th October 2011 at High Court Auditorium, Ernakulam  as part of  legal awareness to the women. The function was inaugurated by Dr. M.K. Muneer, Hon'ble Minister for Panchayat and Urban Affairs in the meeting presided over by Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Ag. Chief Justice, High Court of Kerala and Patron-in-Chief, KELSA. Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.T. Sankaran, Judge, High Court of Kerala,  Shri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA , Shri. K.A. Jaleel, Addl. Adv. General, Shri. T. Asaf Ali, State Prosecutor, Shri. Thomas Abraham, President, High Court Advocates Association and Adv. S.K. Devi  spoke on the occasion.

   

Workshop on Theory on Mediation : Kerala Mediation Centre and KELSA  jointly organised  a state level  workshop on Theory on Mediation on 30th October 2011  at the Banquet Hall, High Court of Kerala. The function was inaugurated by  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Ag. Chief Justice, High Court of Kerala and Patron-in-Chief, KELSA  presided over by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan, Judge, High Court of Kerala and President, Kerala Mediation Centre. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Siri Jagan, Judge, High Court of Kerala, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Harun-Ul-Rashid, Judge, High Court of Kerala and Shri. K.P. Dandapani, Advocate General were also present on the occasion.

   

Legal Services Day  : KELSA in association with Fiat Justicia, Ernakulam  celebratied Legal Services Day on 9th November 2011 at Darul Uloom Vocational Higher Secondary School Auditorium, Pulleppady, Ernakulam. Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Kerala & Executive Chairman, KELSA inaugurated the function.  Sri. P. Mohanadas, Sri. H.R. Mohammed Babu Sait, Sri. Hibi Eden, Adv. K.A. Jaleel, Adv. T.P.M. Ibrahim Khan, Adv. Thampan Thomas, Sri. M.P. Thajudeen , Smt. K.K. Banu, Adv. B.S. Suresh and  Adv. M.L. George were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

   

Sensitisation Programme for Panchayath Members at Alappuzha  : KELSA in association with DLSA Alappuzha   conducted a Sensitisation Programme for the members at Alappuzha District  on 26th November 2011.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, Judge, High Court of Kerala & Executive Chairman, KELSA inaugurated the function.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. Siri Jagan presided over the function.  Shri. Bharat Suresh Gopi rendered the keynote address.

   

   

International Day of Persons with Disabilities : KELSA in association with Sarva Siksha Abhiyan   celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December, 2011 at Changampuzha Park, Edappally.  About 200 disabled children participated in the programme. Shri. Benni Behannan, MLA inaugurated the function presided over by Shri. Tyagarajan, Standing Committee Chairman, Cochin Corporation, Shri. Hibi Eden, MLA rendered the keynote address. Shri. P. Mohanadas, Member Secretary, KELSA inaugurated the seminar on Legal Awareness.

     
 
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