Sevalaya organized a Legal Awareness camp for the Kurumba tribal people, Gudalur
Sevalaya organized a Legal Awareness Camp with District Legal Services Authority, on 16th November 2022. More than 100 people belonging to Kurumba tribes participated and gave petitions appealing for the provision of basic amenities like water supply, proper roads, houses, community certificates, etc. Dr P Murugan Chairman/ District Judge, District Legal Affairs Commission, Nilgiris District, C Sridhar Secretary/ Associate Judge, District Legal Affairs Commission, Nilgiris District, and D Sivakumar Circle Legal Affairs Committee, Bandallur participated and spoke to the Kurumba tribals residing at Koovamula village.
P Murugan said that amongst tribals there is not much awareness about the illegality of child marriage. He added that parents should ensure that their children do not get addicted to narcotics as it leads to several health issues including kidney failure.V Muralidharan, Founder of Sevalaya participated in the function and spoke about the help being extended by Sevalaya since the past few years. Sevalaya has started tution centres at Koovamula, Kallichal, Bennai to motivate children to take interest in studies and make them attend school regularly. Tution centres which were initiated by Sevalaya play a huge role by helping children learn new skills and creating an interest to learn.
90 petitions were hand overed to the Judges and advocates in the camp. District Legal Services Authority distributed blankets, 10 Provison kits(including rice), and 9 Plastic buckets. Sevalaya donated 20 provision kits which included Rice, Rava, Cereals etc to the tribal people of Koovamula.
Earlier D Sivakumar Circle Legal Affairs Committee, Bandallur welcomed the gathering and R Kumar Tution centre teacher, Koovamula proposed the vote of thanks.