Mysuru, July 13:- “If you follow rules and abide by the law, you can lead a peaceful life,” said senior Civil Judge BP Devamane.
He was speaking after inaugurating legal awareness programme and felicitation programme organised by District Legal Services Authority and the District Administration at Negilayogi Maruleshwara Sevabhavan at KG Koppal here on Friday.
“Laws are the norms set up for the welfare of society. As the locks for the homes and properties make them feel safe, laws make our society safe. We have laws, courts and police stations in the society for our peaceful living. It has enabled us to live without worries. If there was no law and order, anyone could have done anything. Even the most powerful people fear the law. Laws are the rules accepted by society. We should follow them. Every citizen should know about government programmes. The money spent by the government is of public and not of any minister. Even if you buy a pack of biscuit, you will have to pay tax. A new act was introduced in 2014 says if children and grandchildren don’t look after the parents, their properties will not go to the children. If one is aware of the law, he would not cheat others. Birth and death registration should be made in time. Women, poor, children and SC, ST communities get free legal services,” he added.
“If backward classes don’t get legal services, it will be against the Constitution of India. The Constitution is the greatest law which should be followed. Parking car on road in front of a house is also a violation,” he added.
Retired joint director of Horticulture Department PM Ramu, Dr K Ramakrishna, KS Krishna and others were present. (MR/GK)