The Haveri District Legal Service Authority and the Haveri District Bar Association jointly observed ‘Law Day’ here on Tuesday, by organising a programme to issue vehicle learner’s licence to advocates and court staff.

Through the initiative, 62 court staff and advocates were given learner’s licences.

Inaugurating the programme, First Additional District and Sessions Judge and Chairman of the district legal services authority D.R. Renake spoke about the significance of the day. He said that on November 26, 1949, the Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly and National Law Day was being observed to honour 207 members of the Constituent Assembly, who were framers of the Constitution.

He urged those who had secured the learner’s licence to follow traffic rules and regulations.

Vehicle Inspector, RTO, K.N. Nagaraj and Assistant Director of Information M. Junjanna addressed the gathering and highlighted the need to adhere to traffic rules. Haveri Bar Association president S.A. Huddar presided over the function.

Cases disposed

In his introductory remarks, Senior Civil Judge and member-secretary of district legal services authority N.S. Patil said 1,243 cases had been disposed of in a year in the district, by holding Lok Adalats. Compensation of Rs. 2.42 crore had been disbursed in various motor-vehicle accident cases, he said.

Secretary of Bar association S.S. Hiretanad proposed a vote of thanks.