Legal Aid and NSS

Clinical Legal Education

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Keeping in line with the concept of Pro Bono Publico, DES SNFLC has undertaken to uphold the cause of social justice by creating awareness amongst the weaker sections with regard to their rights, legal predicaments, etc. Actualizing this pledge, we have Legal Aid Center imparting clinical legal education to the students.

Legal aid denotes legal assistance to needy and indigent persons and legal literacy is the endeavour for creating legal awareness, in tow with maxim Ignorantia Facit Doth Excusat, Ignorantia Juris Non Excusa - Ignorance of fact may be excused, ignorance of law, shall not be.

Aim & Objectives

  • To provide an arrangement so that machinery of administration of justice becomes easily accessible and within reach of those who have no means to resort to it.
  • To give practical experience to students while dealing with actual cases handled by the Centre.
  • To provide doorstep legal assistance, which may be otherwise denied, by reason of economic or other disabilities.
  • To help the students develop and realize their professional and social responsibility.
  • To spread legal literacy.
The Legal Aid Center has following modalities: Legal Advice -Legal Aid Center offers advice in legal matters to the poor and needy person.

Amicable Settlement of Disputes -Center also strives to settle the disputes through counseling, negotiation, mediation and conciliation, etc.

Legal Literacy Programs -Legal literacy camps are conducted in rural areas and slums to spread legal awareness through lectures, street plays, posters exhibition, etc.

Para Legal Services -Includes visit to various offices, departments, obtaining required documents and information related to the problems of clients, and organization of Blood Donation Camps.

Anti-Ragging Campaign is conducted through street plays in several Colleges and hostels.



Objectives of NSS:

NSS was started with main objective of overall personality development of students and service to community. The broad objectives of NSS are as follows:
  • To understand the community in which they work.
  • Personality Development of Students through Community service
  • Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process;
  • Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
  • Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems;
  • Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities;
  • Gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
  • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  • Practice national integration and social harmony.

The Motto of NSS:

The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is- 'NOT ME BUT YOU'. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.

NSS Symbol:

The symbol of the National Service Scheme is based on the 'Rath' wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.

NSS Badge:

The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. The red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.

NSS advisory committee of the college:

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Name of the members



Dr. Rohini Honap, Principal



Neeta Ahir, Staff Representative



Dr. Pratapsinh Salunke, Staff Representative



Kisanrao Nagare, Representative from adopted village



Sunil Nagare, Representative from adopted village



Hrushikesh Shinde, NSS Secretary 



Kumar Diwakar, NSS Secretary 



Siddhi Bhutala, NSS Lady Representative



Sukdeo Ingale, NSS Programme Officer

Member Secretary