Amity Institute of Education(AIE), N.Delhi and Amity Institute of Education, Amity University , Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with Amity Law School , Delhi organized a Seminar titled “Enhancing Legal awareness amongst Teacher Trainees” for the students of AIE, Saket and AIE, AUUP at University Campus, Noida
Prof( Dr) Ranjana Bhatia, Prof and Principal, AIE, Saket welcomed the gathering followed by inaugural address by Prof.BPS Sehgal,Director, Amity Law School, Delhi. During his address, he emphasized on the fact that the mindset of men and women have to be changed for ensuring the successful implementation of the provisions of the Constitution. He spoke about various Laws and Acts and raised various issues related to Child Marriage,equal remuneration in Private Sectors, illiteracy among women, their status at homes etc.
Prof. M.K. Balachandran, Founder Director, Amity Law School, Delhi delivered the keynote address in which he stressed upon that law is pervasive and it covers all stages of life.He enumerated several reasons for making teacher trainees aware of laws and Provisions under Indian Constitution. He briefed the audience about fundamental Rights including RTE, RTI, etc.
The Vice Chancellor Prof.(Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, during her address, stressed on the impact of teachers on children and teaching as a profession. She insisted that as an educator it is essential for one to know various laws so that one is able to provide advice and guidance to students, parents and also to the community.
The seminar was divided into five sessions- “Property Rights of Women”, “Domestic Violence”, “Dowry and Dowry Deaths”, “Sexual Harassment”, “Procedure for filing F.I.R.
All the sessions were conducted by Resource Persons from Amity Law School, Delhi.
The first session was conducted by Assistant Professors Mr. S. Khan and Ms. R. Garg .
Mr. Khan discussed the problems related to women. Emphasizing on the enormity of the issue of property rights of women, he said that women are unaware of the rights available to them. The laws, Mr. Khan, focused upon were Hindu Womens’ Right to Property Act ,1937, Hindu Succession Act , 1956 ( Sec 14 ) and Hindu Succession Amendment Act ,2005.
The second session was on Dowry and Domestic Violence. Emphasizing the need for having strict laws that support women against these evils, Ms.Garg asserted that Domestic Violence laws protect women particularly from acts of cruelty.
The session on issues of Dowry and Dowry Deaths highlighted various laws related to Dowry. The afternoon sessions were conducted by Dr.Bhavish Gupta . The issue of sexual harassment was discussed along with the related provisions in the Indian Penal Code. The session concluded with the procedure for filing an FIR.
Dr Alka Muddgal, HOI, AIE, AUUP proposed the vote of thanks and emphasized upon developing good relations and maintaining harmony and peace in family and society .She also stressed on avoiding misuse of these laws by females.