Symbiosis Law College, Pune wins 1stAmity National Hindi Moot Court Competition 2016
Legal Luminaries stressupon the need to promote Hindi Language in Courts during the Valediction of1st Amity National Hindi Moot Court Competition
1st Amity National Hindi Moot Court Competition 2016 organised by Amity Law School, Centre – II on the theme “Criminal Law” concluded today with team from Symbiosis Law College, Pune winning the Competition and lifting the Winner’s Trophy along with a Cash Prize of Rs. 12,000.
The second prize comprising of Rs. 9, 000 cash and a Trophy was lifted by Sharda University and Third Prize comprising of Rs. 6, 000 cash and a Trophy was given away to Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.
The Valediction was graced by Mr. Aman Rajput -Deputy Director , Ministry of Defence; Advocate R S Goswami, Ex Chairman, Bar Council of Delhi; Hon’ble Justice V.Gopal Gowda, Judge Supreme Court of India; Mr. Shamsheer Tahir Khan, Executive Editor AAJ TAK and Prof. (Dr.)D.K. Bandyopadhyay- Acting Chairman Law Schools.
Stressing on the significance of moot court competition in legal education, Dr. Aditya Tomer, Dy. Director, Amity Law School - II said that Moot competitions increases the confidence and nurtures legal competency amongst budding lawyers. He mentioned that such competitions not only give students hands on exposure to practice in court procedures but also helps to develop the aplomb that every advocate should possess.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. K C Tyagi- Member ofParliament (Rajya Sabha) from Bihar stated that in the wake of globalization, other languages including English cannot be ignored but at the same time, the richness of Hindi language cannot be overlooked and ignored. He remarked that after freedom, Hindi language has been struggling to regain its lost glory. Suggesting the need to revamp Indian Legal System, he remarked that Indian Penal Code (IPC) and CrPC have been same since colonial era with major influence of British Raj. He averred that when entire world has been witnessing so many changes then why Indian Courts are lagging behind; the language used in Courts is distant from common men and the suffering they go through in Courts owing to language problem is grave. He averred that supremacy of English Language must be challenged in society and let not English be a deciding factor of the class or elitism of a person.
Appreciating the initiative by Amity Law School II, Mr. Aman Rajput said that Amity has set an example of paramount excellence by organizing 1st ever Hindi Moot Court Competition of India. He mentioned that the development of the nation depends upon the youth and 50% of population in our country is below 25years of age. He advised the students to be the binding force of the country to make it a progressive and self-reliant. Mr. Rajput further suggested that in order to bear the responsibility of binding the Nation the youth of the country need to inculcate the spirit of a fighter and put in best efforts in every situation, they need to repose faith in their abilities and capabilities and they should always be humble and grateful towards others.
Addressing the gathering, Advocate R S Goswami said that while having arguments in court rooms, Hindi language is more effective than English. It helps the litigants to understand the case proceedings better.He highlighted that it is easy to study legal education but practicing advocacy in real case situations is tough. Mr. Goswami averred that a legal professional binds the country since he does not differentiate on the basis of caste, creed,sex or religion. He remarked that in any country a Law graduate can help in promoting unity and harmony in the country. He stressed that speaking English is not a sin but at the same time, Hindi Language needs to be promoted in the country and appreciated Amity Law School, Centre II for taking the lead in this important direction.
Sharing his views, Hon’ble Justice V. Gopal Gowda said that our Indian Constitution does not segregate human beings in terms of religion, caste, creed and sex but in reality this is not practiced. He lauded the efforts of Amity Law School, Centre II for organizing a meaningful Moot Court with an aim to nurture brilliant minds from Law Schools across the country. He opined that moot competitions provide great exposure to budding legal professionals in learning nuances of advocacy and legal proceedings such as preparing and presenting the case and answering queries of the Judges.
The Semi- Finals were contested between Department of Law, Kurukshetra University; Hidayatullah National Law University; Symbiosis Law School Pune and Sharda University, Greater Noida.