Amity Law School, Noida organized a one day Training Programme in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission on Human Rights: Perspectives, Challenges and Strategies. The programme commenced with an Inaugural Ceremony beginning with the lightening of the lamp and all the guests were presented a Tulsi sapling, which is the culture of Amity University. The Guests of Honour were Mr. Bharat Chugh, Partner Designate, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices,Mr. Sushant Sinha, Senior Anchor and Deputy Editor, India News, Mr. Amod K. Kanth, Eminent Social Activist, Founder, Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society and Former DGP (Goa).
Prof. (Dr.) AdityaTomer, AdditionalDirector, Amity Law School, Noida, warmly welcomed the guests. He emphasized on the importance of NHRC in bringing about the change in human rights in various areas of operations in India. He thanked NHRC for partnering with Amity Law School, Noida to organize such an event that brings forth meaningful interactions between the dignitaries and the students, there by giving the students an opportunity to learn about the ongoing challenges in the field of human rights.
Prof. (Dr.) S.S. Singh,Dean,Faculty of Law, AUUP, Adviser, ALS, AJA, ALF, AUUP, Noida, gave his opening remarks and extended his warm welcome to the dignitaries. He said that this training programme will give an opportunity to all the students to learn the various dimensions of NHRC. He mentioned that Human Rights cannot exist in vacuum and they must be protected, as in the absence of effective remedies, the rights have no meaning. He shared his views on the importance of Rule of Law in ensuring law and order in the society which in turn is essential for protecting the Human Rights.
Prof. (Dr.) Dilip KumarBandyopadhyay, Chief Adviser (FPO, Amity Group), Chairman-Amity Law Schools,also addressed the gathering and expressed his views on the importance of Human Rights. He said that the law graduates are the only one who can bring a change in the world. He quoted Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Hon’ble Founder President Sir, where he says that ‘A nation is built through the process of education and the process of transformation’. He congratulated the organizing committee for their efforts for successfully organizing the training programme.
Guest of Honour Mr.Bharat Chugh, Partner Designate, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, began his address with a beautiful quote by Wordsworth. He shared an anecdote fromhis personal life when he was working as a young judge highlighting theenormity of his designation while giving a judgment and taking care of thehuman rights as well, which he summarized beautifully in the form of a shortpoem. He reinstated that each decision made as a judge upholds someone’s rights.He also related lawyers to social engineers, giving the example of an increasein Pro-Bono cases and increasing social responsibilities of law firms.
Guest of Honour Mr. Sushant Sinha, Senior Anchor and Deputy Editor, India News, brought a fresh point of view, highlighting the importance of having different perspectives on the topic of Human Rights. He pointed out that Human Rights violation will stop only when people start understating humanity, irrespective of the number of laws on the subject. He concluded with his best wishes to the students for their future endeavours.
Guest of Honour Mr. AmodK. Kanth, Eminent Social Activist, Founder, Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society and Former DGP (Goa), pointed out that the words ‘rights’ and‘needs’ are synonymous, which is also the motto of his NGO. He discussed the experiences from his varied career, emphasizing the role of the police in protecting the rights of the vulnerable section of the society. He encouraged students to participate in legal aid camps, thereby helping in spreading awareness about Human Rights.
Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor,Amity University Uttar Pradesh, warmly welcomed everybody and was overwhelmed by the galaxy of eminent personalities around her. She reinstated the philosophy of ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’ i.e. to make one family and to work towards a violation-free society. She appreciated the efforts of the Organizing Committee for successfully conducting a training programme on such an important topic.
This was followed by the unveiling of the brochure of the event by all the esteemed guests. As a token of gratitude, all the eminent dignitaries were presented mementos by Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Prof. (Dr.)Dilip Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Chief Adviser (FPO, Amity Group), Chairman,Amity Law Schools, Prof. (Dr.) S.S.Singh, Dean, Faculty of Law,AUUP; Advisor, ALS, AJA, ALF, AUUP, Noida and Prof. (Dr.) Aditya Tomer, Additional Director, Amity Law School, Noida.
Ms.Vaishali Arora, Assistant Professor, Amity Law School, Noida and Convener,of the training programme proposed the Vote of Thanks. This was followed by the National Anthem.