World Social Justice Day organised by Helpage India cum People’s Action Group for Inclusion and Rights (PAGIR) at Leh

Leh, Feb 21, 2014: World Social Justice Day was organised by Helpage India in collaboration with People’s Action Group for Inclusion and Rights (PAGIR) and District Legal Services Authority, Leh (DLSA) at Leh Elders village, Helpage India.

Deputy Legal Aid Counsel, Advocate Neema Stanzin focused his speech that day on the legal side of social justice, its necessity, and its beginnings as a place where senior citizens could go for advice and help on legal issues like healthcare, property disputes, and pension rights.

Similarly, Assistant Professor in the Social Work department at EJM College Leh, Dr. Tanushree Malakar discussed social justice in relation to Ladakhi society, emphasizing women’s participation in politics and decision-making bodies. She also discussed the discrimination based on caste in Ladakhi society. And advocate for more open discussion and acceptance for all in society.

Additionally, Stanzin Angmo from PAGIR spoke about issues pertaining to people with disabilities in Ladakh.

It was an interactive session with the active participation of PAGIR, OAH Leh, Elderline, and MHU staff in the discussion. Attendees gained valuable knowledge about their entitlements and resources available to support them.