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Rights of GirlChild

A New Dimension Seminar Organised By NALSA, AIFWL and WLA

On 15.3.2008

The Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Lawyers and Women Lawyers’ Association, Chennai along with National Legal Services Authority, conducted a Regional Seminar on ‘Rights of Girl Child - A New Dimension’. The seminar was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. V. Raveendran, Judge, Supreme Court. The key note address was given by Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. Sathasivam, Judge, Supreme Court as he then was, present Chief Justice of India. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. P. Shah ,Chief Justice, Madras High Court, Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Prabha Sridevan , Sri Masilamani, Advocate General, Tamil Nadu participated in the inaugural function of the seminar.

Seminars on Child Labour with reference to Girl Child, Sexual Abuse of Girl Child and Law, Domestic Violence and Girl Child, Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act were held. Smt. Bhaskaralakshmi, President , Andhra Pradesh Federation of Women Lawyers, Ms. R. Vaigai, Ms. Geetha Ramaseshan, Mrs. Suda Ramalingam. Mrs. Nagasaila, Mrs, Sheila Jayaprakash, Advocates delivered lectures in the Regional Seminar.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah, Judge, Madras, High Court, was the Chief Guest in the Valedictory Function. Sri.Sudarshana Nachhiappan, Chairman Parlimentary Standing Committee –Law and Justice and Public Services, delivered the valedictory address. Ms. Vanitha, I.P.S, was the Guest of Honour. Senior Advocates Mrs. Nalini Chidambaram and Mrs. Hema Sampath were felicitated.