Law School lifts prestigious trophy

Excelsior Correspondent

`JU VC, Prof Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, addressing the participants during 9th Inter-University Justice Bodh Raj Sawhney Memorial Debate Contest at Jammu.
JU VC, Prof Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, addressing the participants during 9th Inter-University Justice Bodh Raj Sawhney Memorial Debate Contest at Jammu.

JAMMU, Oct 10: The Law School, University of Jammu (JU) in collaboration with Justice Bodh Raj Sawhney Memorial Trust (BRSMT) today organized the 9th Inter-University Justice Bodh Raj Sawhney Memorial Debate Contest.
The topic chosen for the debate was “In the opinion of the house, Executive should have no say in the appointment of judges to the higher courts”
The Law School, University of Jammu lifted the prestigious Trophy.
Chief guest, Prof Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor, JU, while speaking on the occasion underlined the importance of Judiciary and its relevance in character building as it acts as watchdog in the society. He appreciated the initiative of The Law School in organising such events and creating such platforms for current debates and deliberations and further complimented the Trust for instituting the debate format which is a befitting tribute to the Late Justice Bodh Raj Sawhney.
Guest of honour, Aparna Kuthiala, Trustee, BRSMT, in her address presented profile of Bodh Raj Sawhney Memorial Trust and the diverse academic activities held by it in different law institutes.
Suhaib Salman from Law School, JU, won the 1st prize while 2nd prize went to Nupur Gupta of Deptartment of Law, Kurukshetra University. The 3rd Prize was bagged by Gurpalak Kaur from Deptartment of Law, Kurukshetra University.
The consolation prize was bagged by Umer Andrabi from Department of Law, University of Kashmir. The Rolling trophy went to the Law School, University of Jammu.
Earlier, Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Director, The Law School, presented the welcome address.
The students from various law institutes from Northern India including Department of Law, Punjab University, Chandigarh; BPS Mahila Vishvavidyalaya, Khanpur (Haryana); Rajiv Gandhi University of Law, Patiala and Department of Law, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Punjab) participated in the contest.
Besides, the students from local law institutes like Dogra Law College, Jammu, KC Law College and The Law School, University of Jammu, also participated.
The proceedings of the inaugural were conducted by Dr Navdeep Kour and Rajneesh Khajuria, Assistant Professor, The Law School.
B L Saraf, Retired District and Session Judge, J&K High Court, Prof Geetanjali Andotra, Head, Department of English, GCW, Jammu, Rameshwar Jamwal, Advocate, J&K High Court and president, JK Criminology Society were the jury members of the debate contest.
Dr Seema Rohmetra, Organising Secretary, BRSMT and Senior Assistant Professor, presented the report of the event while Dr Monica Narang, Senior Assistant Professor, conducted the proceedings of the valedictory session.
Dr Sanjay Gupta, Academic Coordinator, The Law School, presented the formal vote of thanks.
Vikrant Kuthiala, Prof Pankaj Srivastav, Dean Students Welfare, Prof Satnam Kour, Head, Department of English, Prof VD Singh, Director, DDE and JK Sharma, Special Secretary to Vice-Chancellor were also present on the occasion.

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