The Prakasam District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has roped in the Anganwadi workers and Childline India Foundation NGO partner HELP to create a group of para-legal volunteers to spread legal awareness among the rural masses on various legal provisions to check bad social practices.

Inaugurating the training programme, DLSA Chairman and district Principal Judge A.Radhakrishna urged the Anganwadi health workers at the grassroot level to make the best use of the training programme to become full-fledged para-legal volunteers and contribute for a better society.

The DLSA identified 50 volunteers for this purpose and would provide them with identity cards, said DLSA secretary V.Mohan Kumar. About 25 volunteers would be trained at the mandal level, he added.

Senior advocate N.Devakumari highlighted the provisions of the Immoral Trafficking Act. The para-legal volunteers were enlightened on property rights in respect of Hindu, Muslim and Christian laws by advocate M.V.Krupasagar.