SAHYOG Web Portal
E-Inauguration of web portal of SAHYOG: A Pro Bono Research Project
Bhubaneswar, 23th March 2021: Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court of India on March 23, 2021 (Tuesday) inaugurated the SAHYOG Web Portal (https://www.sahyogprobono.
While addressing the gathering, Justice Kaul said, “I congratulate the team of students at NUJS and the legal aid clinic for this initiative meant at helping law practitioners and the underprivileged citizens by facilitating pro bono legal services through the Sahayog portal. This initiative is of great significance in there trying times of COVID. I wish this initiative and the team behind it great success”.
SAHYOG was founded by Adya Jha and Dakshita Chopra, alumni of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, who started this project with the hope of aiding those who are not able to bear the expenses that the dispensation of justice unfortunately demands.
Since its inception in September 2019, SAHYOG has contributed over 2500 pro bono hours while collaborating with several lawyers such as Arvind Datar, Yug Chaudhry, Gopal Sankaranarayan, Simon Benjamin, Aditya Wadhwa and organizations such as International Justice Mission, Centre for Social Justice and Justice Ventures International. Their work has encompassed issues of labour law, slum dwellers, tribal communities, and human trafficking victims among others.
In furtherance of their objective, the SAHYOG web portal has been launched to scale up the initiative and widen its reach to a larger cross section of legal professionals and students. This event was conducted in association with the Legal Aid Society, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.