|Events & Achievements|
LEGAL AWARENESS PROGRAM ON RIGHT TO INFORMATION
A revolution came about in the country with the passing of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It held the Government accountable for all the deeds and misdeeds. Information that was once out of reach for the common man was now easily accessible.
As a part of our effort and responsibility, ITM Law School organized a Legal Awareness Program on Right to Information for the senior students of Senior Secondary Government School, Carterpuri, Gurgaon on May 5th, 2012 to make the ill-informed citizenry a well informed one. Ms. Surbhi Singh,( 2nd year LLM) organized the programme and the key speaker was Mr. Muqeet Khan, Programme Officer, MARG. Mr. Muqeet Khan gave the enthusiastic students, firstly, the importance of the right, followed by the details of the Act and even taught them how to draft an application for the request of information under the RTI Act, 2005.
Prof. S. Shanthakumar, Director of ITM Law School and Mr. S. Subhradipta Sarkar, faculty member of the ITM Law School graced the occasion. . The occasion was also graced by Mrs. Nariender Kaur, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gurgaon and Secretary, District Legal Services Authority.
The programme concluded with a quiz competition for the students in which they whole heartedly participated and won prizes. The eagerness to know more and the interest shown by the students made an hour long affair to be a two and a half hour session. The power to make changes in the society, and the importance of this revolutionary right was sent across well and absorbed by the future of India.
LEGAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON RIGHT TO EDUCATION
Education is one of the most important factors that impact the growth and development of a country. It is, indeed, a powerful tool to combat some of the problems deeply rooted in our society. With the recognition of the right to education as a fundamental right and passing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, significant steps have been taken to ensure education for all sections of the society.
As a part of this effort, ITM Law School organized a Legal Awareness Programme on Right to Education for the residents of Kathputli Colony, Shadipur, Delhi on April 30, 2012. Ms. Babita Sharma of LL.M II Year of ITM Law School organized the programme and the key speakers were Prof. Ajay Pandey and Prof. Priya Gupta of Jindal Global Law School. Prof. S. Shanthakumar, Director, ITM Law School, was also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, the speakers emphasized on the importance of education in the present time and urged everyone to avail the benefits under the scheme of free and compulsory education. The residents of the colony were enlightened on how law can be an effective instrument of bringing in changes in the society.
The students of the BBA LL.B II year actively participated in the programme and provided legal aid to the residents who sought their assistance in addressing various problems relating to housing, drinking water and sanitation facilities, ration card, family pension and other legal disputes. It was a learning experience for the students to involve in this endeavour to reach out to those who have been denied justice for various reasons. The programme concluded with a message to the residents to realize the importance of education to ensure a better living and access to justice for all.
ITM LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS SWEEP TROPHIES AT MD UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
The Faculty of Law, Maharishi Dayanand University organized a National Moot Court Competition on Constitutional Law at Rohtak, Haryana. The two-day event which took place on 29th and 30th of March 2012 was competed by as many as 26 TEAMS from across the country which included teams fielded by top law schools including various National Law Schools. ITM Law School, represented by AKSHAY MEHTA, NRIPI JOLLY and NEHA MALIK emerged victorious in the finals and were awarded the WINNERS TROPHY. The intricately drafted moot problem revolved around a variety of contentious issues in the field of constitutional law. The hotly contested final was judged by a panel of eminent jurists including the Former Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High Court and senior advocates of the Supreme Court.
Neha Malik, the researcher of the ITM Law School team, was declared the BEST RESEARCHER for her exemplary contribution in formulating the BEST MEMORIAL of the entire competition. We extend our hearty congratulations to our students who have time and again made us proud by bringing laurels to the ITM Law School
WORKSHOP ON TEACHING LAW THROUGH ACTIVE LEARNING BY PROF. SOPHIE M. SPARROW
The past decade has seen a growing interest among the teaching fraternity in adopting teaching methods for supporting student learning, variously grouped under the terms 'active learning' and 'cooperative learning', a radical departure from traditional methods. With the aim of enhancing teaching and learning in the Faculty, and also as a part of the Faculty Development Programme, ITM Law School organized a one day workshop on "Teaching Law through Active Learning" for Law teachers on 13th March 2012 in the ITM University premises. The workshop was conducted by Prof. Sophie M. Sparrow, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law. Being the former Director of Legal Skills and a consultant to the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, as well as a member of its Advisory Committee, Prof. Sparrow focuses her work on the scholarship of teaching and active learning. She also has a number of publications to her credit, in addition to conducting more than seventy workshops and presentations on teaching. Law teachers from various law colleges in the NCR participated in the workshop which focused on adopting active learning techniques in class rooms. During the interactive session, Prof. Sparrow involved each participant to analyze various techniques of teaching and learning and their outcomes. It was a very fruitful exercise for the participants and they expressed their appreciation to Prof. Sparrow for enlightening them on techniques of active learning.
WORKSHOP ON RECENT ADVANCES IN ARBITRATION LAW
ITM Law School had the privilege of hosting a workshop on Arbitration Law on the 10th of March 2012. The workshop titled 'Recent Advances in Arbitration Law' to evaluate the changes that arbitration law has undergone keeping in tune with the varying demands and challenges in the field of dispute resolution. The panel of speakers consisted of senior arbitrators representing the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). The panel comprised of Mr. Chandrakant Kamdar, Hon. Secretary, CIArb and Anti-Money Laundering Expert, Mr. Ratan Singh, Director, CIArb and Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Ashok Sharma, Director, CIArb and General Counsel & Chief General Manager (Law) at MMTC, Mr. V Inbavijayan, Director, CIArb and Advocate, High Court of Madras and Mr. Samir Shah, Director, CIArb and Advocate, High Court of Gujarat.
The workshop was attended by law faculty members from various Delhi based law schools. The Workshop commenced with a welcome address by Prof. Shanthakumar, Director, ITM Law School wherein the speakers were introduced to the participants and the tone was set for the subsequent deliberations. The eminent speakers provided an in-depth analysis of the various facets and the fresh changes that have occurred in the field of Arbitration Law. Specific provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act and the Civil Procedure Code were thoroughly assessed and analyzed. In the course of the workshop several advantages of arbitration as an effective tool for dispute settlement was also highlighted. Following the presentations, Mr. Chandrakant Kamdar who moderated the proceedings opened the floor for discussion which saw several issues being raised by the participants and adequately addressed by the speakers. The workshop was concluded with a formal vote of thanks by Prof. Shanthakumar. We thank the speakers profusely for sparring their valuable time and providing us a truly enriching experience. We also thank all the participants for making the event a grand success.
"HOW TO SUCCEED IN LEGAL PROFESSION" – A MOTIVATIONAL TALK BY HON'BLE JUSTICE M. KARPAGA VINAYAGAM
"It is great to be great, but greater to be a good human being" were the words from Hon'ble Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam, Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, and former Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, on February 11, 2012, whose highly inspirational lecture, undoubtedly, left them spellbound with a deep impact on the young minds. Highlighting the noble profession of a lawyer, Hon'ble Justice recognized the multi-faceted talents of a lawyer which makes the profession unique and different from any other profession. He appealed to the entire young generation of students to have a vision, aim high and achieve something in life with hard work, as there is no substitute for hard work. In his opinion, one of the effective ways to success is to be true to oneself and to aspire to become a good human being. Justice Vinayagam expressed his profound reverence for the great role played by teachers and stated that the greatest attitude is our gratitude towards our teachers, parents and friends. He urged the students to adhere to the nine attributes of life – aim high, boldness, character, determination, effort, faith, gratitude, honesty and industry. The personal experiences shared by Justice Vinayagam inculcated among the students a positive attitude towards life.
Widely acknowledged for his innovative and path-breaking judgments, Justice Vinayagam cited some of the judgments delivered by him which has not only elevated the justice delivery system to new heights, but also given a realistic approach to it. He insisted on the fact that law alone cannot be a remedy for all disputes; rather, it has to be interpreted in the light of experiences of life for seeking a durable and meaningful solution to social evils.
Concluding his speech, Justice Vinayagam once again encouraged the student community to value learning through life's experiences and apply them in their professional career to ensure success in life in the real sense of the term.
PANEL DISCUSSION ON ELECTORAL REFORMS
The ITM Law School organized a panel discussion on "Electoral Reforms" on 20th January 2012 in the ITM University premises. The high profile panel consisted of Sh. Dharam Vir, State Election Commissioner, Haryana as the chairperson along with Sh. Chander Singh, Former State Election Commissioner, Haryana and Dr. M. S. Verma, former Secretary, State Election Commission, Haryana. Prof. S. Shanthakumar, Director, ITM Law School extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries. In his presidential address, Prof. Prem Vrat, Vice Chancellor, ITM University raised certain issues relating to the use of technology to reduce the hassles of the election process and ensure more participation of the electorate. He also expressed his concern about the present election system where the winning candidate actually secures the support of a very small fraction of the population, and raised the question as to how he could have the mandate to represent the entire constituency under such circumstances. The faculty and the students of the University actively participated in the discussion.
Dr. M. S. Verma made a detailed analysis of the relevant provisions from the Constitution of India and the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951 with special reference to the functioning of the Election Commission. He submitted before the panel various issues including control and superintendence of the staff engaged in the election process as the Election Commission has no power to take disciplinary action against the erring officials, role of black money in election, model code of conduct for the contestants etc.
Sh. Chander Singh acknowledged the state of helplessness as it exists within the election system of our country. However, he reminded the audience of the laudable effort undertaken by the EC at the Centre and also at the State level to ensure free and fair election. From his personal experiences, the speaker highlighted that it is difficult to debar candidates with criminal background unless they are convicted by the Court of law as FIRs may be lodged against these candidates with malafide intention. Sh. Singh also responded to some of the genuine concerns of the participants as voters who have been deprived of exercising their franchise due to various reasons.
Addressing the gathering, Sh. Dharam Vir insisted on greater participation of citizens in the electoral process to ensure better governance. He emphasized that the choice of the right candidates should not be based on caste, religion or any such prejudices. He admitted that Information Communication Technology can indeed ensure greater participation in the process and more comprehensive discussions are required in this regard. However, in response to certain queries, he expressed his skepticism about recalling of candidates based on their performance and the feasibility of penalizing a citizen for not voting in an election.
LECTURE ON CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION
"You can only learn law by doing and while doing, you also contribute to social justice" – this is the essence of legal education, according to Prof. Ajay Pandey, Executive Director, Clinical Programmes, O.P. Jindal Global Law School. There is a huge disconnect between what the law promises and what it delivers. To do away with this disconnect, we need to work with real clients – associate ourselves with the real clients around us. These were some of the aspects which Prof. Pandey touched upon while delivering a special lecture on 'Importance of Clinical Legal Education' on January 19, 2012. His lecture was followed by an interaction session with the students, where he replied to various queries including opportunities to work along with him through joint collaboration with Jindal Global Law School. He was very optimistic regarding such endeavours.
A SPECIAL LECTURE ON REFUFEE RIGHTS
On January 11, 2012, A Guest Lecture on 'Protection of Refugees in India' was delivered by Ms. Sehba Meenai, Deputy Coordinator, Refugee Rights Initiative, Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). HRLN is one of the leading NGO in India working on variety of human rights issues. It is headed by Mr. Colin Gonsalves, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. The lecture primarily focused on the role of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the determination of refuges status. She also explained how the refugees are left vulnerable in front various government officials, law enforcement agencies as well as the local anti-social elements. Without effective legal protection they have no protective blanket to fall back on. In doing so, she particularly the plight of the refugees from Myanmar, who are further discriminated among this vulnerable group.
ITM LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS INTERACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL
Considering the significance of multiple perspectives in knowledge development, it was felt that the students of law need to interact with law enforcement officials. On 27th of Dec 2011, Mr. Konjok Khampa, IPS, Nagaland Cadre, visited ITM Law School and discussed with the students on a variety of issues.
In his address, Mr. Khampa, provided a thorough insight into the formal relationship shared between police and judiciary. Mr. Khampa explained the application of the Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, and the Criminal Procedure Code from the police perspective. Coming from an insurgency prone area, Mr. Khampa highlighted the peculiarities unique to the North Eastern states including the enforcement of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the existing cease fire agreement between the Government and the insurgents. He also briefed them on the hierarchy, individual responsibilities and day to day functioning of police officers in India.
ITM STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN LOK ADALATS, AT DISTRICT & SESSIONS COURT, GURGAON
Lok Adalat (People's Court) is an innovative contribution to the alternative dispute resolution system and is crucial in the speedy disposal of huge volume of cases pending before various courts in India. ITM Law School organized a visit to Lok Adalat for the students on December 11, 2011 and December 18, 2011 conducted by the District Legal Services Authority, Gurgaon in the District Court complex. Two groups of students comprising of Ms. Aashna Srivasastava, Ms. Kritika Mahajan, Ms. Neha Malik, Mr. Devansh Kakkar, Mr. Mandeep Kalra, Ms. Namita Malik and Ms. Shikha Gupta attended the Lok Adalats held in the Courts of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sukhpreet and Hon'ble Justice Ms. Archana Yadav on the days mentioned earlier. It was a unique experience for each one of them to witness as well as assist the court on expeditious disposal of several civil and criminal cases such as theft, dowry, child labour, drunk driving, pollution etc. referred to the Lok Adalat by the regular courts taken up for hearing to facilitate settlement.
JUSTICE J.S. VERMA ENLIGHTENS STUDENTS AT ITM LAW SCHOOL ON HUMAN RIGHTS
It was a day of honour for ITM Law School, ITM University, Gurgaon, when Mr. Justice J.S. Verma, Former Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission and Former Chief Justice of India, visited the campus and delivered an inspiring lecture on 'Human Rights in the Present Context' as a part of the Human Rights Day Celebration. He was given a rousing welcome by Prof. Prem Vrat, Vice-Chancellor of ITM University and Prof. S. Shanthakumar, Director, ITM Law School on behalf of the University.
Justice Verma is known for his numerous momentous judgements which decided the course of protection and enforcement of Human Rights in this country. His landmark judgement in Visakha v. State of Rajasthan has today enabled millions of women to work without fear of sexual harassment in workplaces. The judgment in Nilabati Behra v. State of Orissa has paved the way for compensation jurisprudence in India. He is also a man of high moral standing who has never showed any fear in openly criticising about corruption among different government functionaries including the higher judiciary. His judgment in Vineet Narain case was the forerunner to the creation of Central Vigilance Commission.
In his speech, Justice Verma opined that Human Rights are the quintessence of human dignity. In his own words: "It is a matter of heart and is the heart of the matter." He refused to compartmentalize Human Rights into different Generations of Rights as they are "universal, indivisible and inter-related". He emphasized on Fundamental Duties and the citizens ought to follow them even though they are not legally enforceable. In this connection, he referred to Gandhiji's ideologies and the importance he had emphasized on duties in enjoying the rights. If everybody abides by the Fundamental Duties, in effect, they would be respecting others' Human Rights in the process.
According to him, enacting laws is not a panacea to the problem of protection and enforcement of Human Rights. He cited the example of Fundamental Right to Education. Even though it was a Directive Principle since the commencement of the Constitution and illiteracy was supposed to be eradicated within 10 years, we miserably failed in the process. Over 60 years down the line, addition of the new Fundamental Right under Article 21A was just rhetoric, while, the real goal remains elusive. He also drew the analogy with the Lokpal Bill debate. No legislation would be sufficient unless the people of this country are willing to work towards the eradication of corruption. He gave instances from his life how many of above-mentioned judgements were an outcome of years of observation and thought process.
He opined that technology has contributed immensely in the protection of Human Rights. It has obliterated gender discrimination by offering women greater opportunities to work, created sustainable development, fought critical diseases, so on and so forth. Finally, he said that Human Rights remain at the core not only of good governance but humane governance which is essentially people centric and owned by the people.
LSAC CHIEF VISIT LAW SCHOOL
On December 13, 2011, Mr. Daniel Bernstine, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Law School Admission Council (USA), visited ITM Law School. He was Former Dean, Wisconsin School of Law and twice served as Vice-Chancellor at the Portland State University. He was accompanied by Mr. James M. Vaseleck, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, LSAC, USA. Mr. Bernstine delivered a lecture on 'Scope and Opportunities of Higher Studies in the US Law Schools'. His lecture was followed by an interaction session with the students, where he replied to various queries regarding admission process, fee structure, scholarships, so on and so forth.
ITM STUDENTS WIN MEDALS @ NLU BHOPAL SPORTS FEST
The Sports Fest, an initiative of National Law Institute University, Bhopal is an annual sports meet intended to encourage law students to excel in extra-curricular activities. This year's edition which took place during the first week of December 2011, witnessed students from numerous law schools from all over the country compete. Students from the ITM Law School participated in the Sports Fest and took part in a variety of individual and team events. Saurabh Narang, of first year BBALLB, won the Silver Medal in the 100 meters Athletics event and Janmejay Yadav of second year BBALLB was awarded the Bronze Medal in Swimming. First year BBALLB students, Mukesh Arora and Saurabh Narang, who competed in the Badminton competition, reached the semi-finals of the men's-doubles where they lost to the eventual champions. We congratulate the medal winners as well as all our law students who participated in this highly prestigious and competitive event
SPECIAL LECTURE ON INTERPRETING FORENSIC DNA TYPING EVIDENCE
With the advancement of science and technology, there has been a significant development in the application of techniques adopted by the investigating agencies in crime scenes. DNA typing is one of the areas that has revolutionized forensic science and has proved to be one of the most accurate piece of scientific expert evidence. On November 23, 2011, The ITM Law School organized a special lecture on the interpretation of forensic DNA typing evidence in criminal justice system. Prof. Dinkar V. R, Head, Department of Law, Kannur University delivered a lecture on the scientific and legal aspects of forensic DNA typing evidence, and related issues in India. Having done extensive research on forensic DNA typing evidence, Prof. Dinkar gave a detailed scientific analysis of various methods and techniques used for DNA typing and their evidentiary values. He also highlighted the flaws in the appreciation of DNA evidence by the judiciary and the problems in the existing legislation. With his valuable inputs, the students of law were encouraged to explore possibilities in building up their career in the field of forensic science.
FIRST SUCCESS OF ITM LAW SCHOOL @ MOOT COURT COMPETITION
ITM Law School team comprising of Ms. Nripi Jolly, Mr. Munish Malik and Ms. Kritika Mahajan became Runners Up at the 2nd Indraprastha Moot Court Competition organized by University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIP University, Delhi, held on November 19, 2011. The subject matter of the moot was Law of Contract. Icing on the cake was the fact that Ms. Kritika Mahajan was adjudged as the Best Lady Advocate.
INAUGURATION OF ILSA CHAPTER AT ITM LAW SCHOOL
October 19, 2011 was a momentous day for ITM Law school to have formally laucnched its ILSA Chapter (the primary unit of the International Law Students Association dedicated to the promotion of International Law facilitating an access to an international network of pooled academic and organizational resources). Mr. Sridharan Madhusudhanan, Director, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, was the chief guest in the inaugural function of the ILSA Chapter. Col (Ret'd) JR Sharma, Deputy Registrar, ITM University and Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Director, ITM School of Management also graced the occasion. Addressing the eminent guests, students and faculty members, Prof. S. Shanthakumar, Director, ITM Law School gave a brief introduction to the ILSA Chapter and its objectives. In his highly motivational speech, the chief guest, Mr. Sridharan encouraged the students to actively participate in the activities of ILSA Chapter of the Law School and use it as a platform for exploring various career options in law. He inspired the students to realise that each ordinary day offers an opportunity for everyone to learn something new. Sharing the experiences of his own career, Mr. Sridharan highlighted the importance of the study of international law and the diverse career options associated with it. He emphasized on the fact that the most valuable learning experiences come from the ordinary events as they can make a huge difference in life, and past experiences must not have a negative impact on anyone's life. Hence, he urged the students to organize themselves and work consistently which, in his opinion, yield more effective results than not putting any effort. With a scintillating expression "To Day or to die? To ILSA or to Ill sigh?", the speaker once again encouraged all the members of the ILSA chapter to explore the areas of international law and utilize their experiences being a part of ILSA to the best of their capability.
LOK PAL BILL DISCUSSION
The word "corruption" has become so popular in the present Indian society that even a totally illiterate person, having no knowledge of English alphabets or exact meaning of the word "corruption", is seen talking about this dangerous disease and utters this word with utmost ease and accurate pronunciation. This most popular word of present days can be defined in many ways and has great impact on the society. If we do something against the set standards, indulge in malpractices, take to illegal means, try to show favour to others or buy favour from others in return of some monetary or other benefits, it can be included in "corruption". India, the world's largest and most stable democracy in the world, is worst affected by the menace of corruption.
In such a large country with a population of over 120 crore belonging to various religions, the corruption has spread its tentacles from top to bottom in almost every sphere of life. We read daily in the newspapers and watch reports in electronic channels about the prevailing corruption and involvement of Union Ministers, politicians and bureaucrats at the centre. Similar cases are also unearthed in states too. A number of scams and scandals have surfaced during the last few years.
It has been in this context that the civil society in India has taken the lead to redress this issue. Lead by several charismatic leaders like Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejariwal and Aruna Roy, the masses in India have been mobilized like never before. The proposed Lokpal Bill, 2010 which was originally put by the government had faced a lot of flak from several quarters including the civil society and the intelligentsia. Anna Hazare's proposed Jan Lokpal bill and Aruna Roy's version of Lokpal Bill under the ambit of National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) has been under intense media scrutiny.
In the light of all these developments, ITM Law School organized a seminar on the inane intricacies of Lokpal Bill, 2010 on 30th August, 2010, in the Seminar Hall of the University to create awareness among the students and fraternity of ITM University on this highly volatile and burning issue. The seminar was inaugurated by Shri. S. Shanthakumar, Director, ITM Law School in the presence of a number of dignitaries, faculties and students from many departments of the University.
What ensued was a highly enriching and enlightening overview of all the 3 bills proposed by the Government of India, Shri.Anna Hazare and Smt.Aruna Roy respectively. This was followed by a detailed section-wise analysis of the draft Lokpal Bill, in which large number of students, faculties and other staff of the University participated and contributed by making several valuable suggestions, mechanisms and measures to make the proposed Lokpal Bill a very powerful mechanism and legislation to tackle the menace of corruption in India. The report of the draft suggestions, prepared thereafter would be submitted to the Standing Committee of the Parliament of India, which has been soliciting views from different quarters and segments of the country. The whole discussion and the course of events have helped Law Students at ITM Law School to understand better the Law making process in the country and also provided them an opportunity to contribute to the Law making of the Lokpal Bill.
ORIENTATION PROGRAM AT ITM LAW SCHOOL
At the orientation programme for the 2nd batch of students at ITM Law School, Mr. Parthsarathi, Associate, TriLegal, shared his experience with the students about 'Life at Law School' on August 1, 2011.
On August 8, 2011, the same day, Mr. Anand Shankar Jha, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, delivered a special lecture on 'Building your CV from Day One'. Mr. Adarsh Verghese, Associate, AZB, Mumbai, interacted with the students about 'Special Mooting Techniques at International Moots'.
INAUGURATION OF LEGAL AID CLINIC
The law school made an inspiring new start to the year on 10th January 2011 by having Hon’ble Justice P.N. Bhagwati; Former Chief Justice of India inaugurate the Legal Aid Clinic. One cannot felicitate Justice Bhagwati without recalling his contribution to the idea of Human Rights in India and Public Interest Litigation. We, at ITM Law School, were fortunate to even be a part of lecture delivered by Justice Bhagwati on “Human Rights and Public Interest Litigation” here at the law school itself. All present in the seminar hall were thoroughly impressed by Justice Bhagwati’s infallible memory and the stand he had taken in relation to Judicial Activism, expansion of Fundamental Rights etc., Justice P.N. Bhagwati gave us his blessings to grow & expand as a great Law School.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION
ITM Law School was indeed fortunate and blessed to have Hon’ble Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam, Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, and former Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, on 17th December 2010 to deliver a lecture in commemoration of Human Rights Day. Hon’ble Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam gave an extremely inspiring lecture on “Human Rights and Values”. Not only the Law professors, law students but also the administrative staff, engineering professors and students were in complete awe of the lecture that was presented with so much ease and conviction by the Speaker.
Hon’ble Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam made us learn some basic and essential lessons of life. He stressed on the fact that, “Values are more valuable than valuables we possess.” Hon’ble Justice Vinayagam spoke at length on how we all should work on ourselves and the world would be a better place to live in and human rights would be automatically respected. He reaffirmed our faith in what Leo Tolstoy once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Hon’ble Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam showed a keen interest in going around the Law school. He was impressed by the infrastructure and the ITM Law School moot team. He wholeheartedly made the effort to hear our students argue on a matter and gave all the students his best wishes.
THE LAW DAY CELEBRATION
November 26, is also the date on which "we, the people" adopted the Constitution in 1949 and is observed as the Law Day in India. It provides the occasion for soul searching on how far the dream of our Constituent framers has been achieved. ITM Law School did not want to miss out an opportunity to participate and dwell on the various aspects pertinent to the theme. The occasion was graced by Prof. Afzal Wani, Member, Law Commission of India. Prof. A.P. Singh from the Law Faculty, I.P. University, New Delhi and Dr. T.M. Pavalan, Legal Officer, Treaties Division, Ministry of External Affairs, participated in the Program. All the speakers addressed the promises made at the time of enactment of the Constitution of India and the extent to which those promises have been realized till date. The program ended with an interaction with the Students.
HOMAGE TO MARTYRS OF 26/11
The 26/11 Mumbai attack martyrs were remembered and due respect were paid by all. Brig Sharma, Registrar ITM University highlighted the evil designs of terrorists and how our NSG Commandos overpowered and eliminated them. The event was wound up by a two minutes silence by all present in the University for those who lost their lives.