Kiran Bedi calls on students to be agents of change in Indian legal system

March 23rd, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI  

NOIDA (UP), Mar.23 (ANI): Ramon Magsaysay Awardee and former Indian Police Service officer Dr. Kiran Bedi has expressed her concern over the status quo being perpetuated in the legal and judiciary systems of the country, and called on students pursuing law to be agents of change. “We are still resisting change in the judicial and legal framework of the country. We can achieve meaningful democracy only when we keep on evolving and stop being stagnant, she said. The need of the hour is to create vibrant, dynamic and proactive legal society,” she added. She strongly urged students pursuing law to become agents of change, and suggested that after completion of their respective degrees, they should not take up an occupation but try and become real professionals. She advised students to hold legal awareness camps for the needy and pick up the cause of needy people. A senior advocate of the Supreme Court said law colleges needed to follow uniform curriculum. Delivering a valedictory address after the Eighth Amity Moot Court Competition here, Amarjit Singh Chandiok Sr. said since 43 percent of Asians were lawyers around the world, a common curriculum would provide students a level playing field to compete. The Amity Law School organized the Eighth annual Amity Moot Court Competition from March 20- 22, which saw the participation of students from over 26 prestigious law colleges. Among them were the NALSAR University of Law, University Law College, Bangalore, Banga lore Institute of Legal Studies, Law Centre II, New Delhi, New Law College, Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune, National Law University, Jodhpur, Gujarat National Law University, University School of Law and Legal Studies, Army Institute of Law, Mohali and Symbiosis Law School, Pune. Apart from Chandiok and Bedi, the other luminaries present were Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri of the Delhi High Court, Vivek Krishna Tankha, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court; Padma Shree Awardee; Prof. (Dr.) Madhava Menon- Member of the Commission on Centre - State Relations and Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity University. (ANI)

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