The Central Vigilance Commission with the objective of making common man participate in the fight against corruption and its adversities observed “VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK” with the theme “ My Vision – Corruption free India” from 30th Oct,2017 to 4th Nov,2017 all over India. The Central Bank of India, Panchanai Branch organized an elocution programme on 3rd Nov,2017 at the Indian Institute of Legal Studies where the students of various semesters enthusiastically participated and presented their view and their dreams of a corruption free India.
The Indian Institute of Legal Studies in collaboration with the Siliguri Metropolitan Police observed the traffic awareness from 21st to 22nd of September 2017. A two - day Traffic Awareness Programme was conducted at various schools like G.D. Goenka, Techno India Group of Schools, Siliguri Girls High School, Siliguri Boys High School, Hebron Academy, Siliguri Model High School and Siliguri Hakimpara Balika Vidyalaya, by the teachers as well as students of IILS using PPT tools taking an attempt to make the young minds aware of the issue. On 22nd September, 2017 from 2:00 pm onwards, the students of IILS along with student’s representatives of various schools, with the guidance of Siliguri Metropolitan Police gathered at Air View More, Siliguri and Darjeeling More, Siliguri and distributed pamphlets and made an attempt to create traffic awareness among the common people pertaining to the traffic rules and regulations.
One week capsule course on ‘Criminology’ was organized by the Directorate of Career Advancement Courses of the Indian Institute of Legal Studies in collaboration with SSB, FTC HQ, Siliguri during October 9 to 14, 2017. A total number of thirty four officers attended the programme of different Battalions from different parts of Bengal and Sikkim. Resource persons were Prof. Gangotri Chakraborty, Mrs. Ruchi Agarwal and Mr. Souradeep Rakshit.
On 18th September 2017 the Confederation of Indian Industry had organised a Conference on Education – Industry Institute Interface, from 10: 00 am at Hotel Barsana, Siliguri. Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, Indian Institute of Legal Studies was invited to grace the said Conference and address the gathering during the Inaugural Session which was based on the theme: Industry Institute Interface.
On request of the Inspector General, SEEMA SURAKSHA BAL ( SSB ), Ranidanga, Dist. Darjeeling, the Indian Institute of Legal Studies has conducted a Workshop on CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM during Sept. 11-16, 2017 for the Officers of SSB in the ranks of Assistant Sub Inspector to Inspector.. The Topics covered in the Workshop included (1) Constitutional Law (2) Natural Justice (3) Code of Criminal Procedure (4) Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985 (5) Foreigners Act (6) Immigration Laws and ( 7) Customs Act. Lectures were delivered by the Faculty of IILS, namely, (i) Dr. Ishita Chatterjee, Vice Principal, (ii) Mrs. Ruchi Agarwal, Asst Prof of Law (iii) Mr. Souradeep Rakshit, Asst Prof of Law and by (iv) Mr. Dipankar Dey, Advocate, Siliguri Bar Association. The Co-ordinator on the side of SSB was Mr. Achintya Mitra, Deputy Commandant, SPC, SSB.
On 7th September 2017 at 10:30 A.M. a team of 2 members from the U.S. Consulate, Kolkata visited the institute and address the students and faculties with their valuable insight. The team will comprised of Ms. Julie Espinosa, Vice Consul, Ms. Chandni Wadhwani, Education USA Adviser, USIEF and Mr. Anup Mukhia.
On the auspicious occasion of Teachers Day, 5th September 2017, Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Dagapur, Siliguri organized a felicitation ceremony to commemorate and acknowledge the contribution made by the Principals of various institutions and many other dignified personalities. The occasion was presided by Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Mr. Srikumar Bandhopadhay, Inspector General, SSB, Prof. (Dr.) Sanchari Mukherjee, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Law, University of North Bengal and Dr. T K Chatterjee, Director, IILS. Mr. Niloy Mandal Principal of Army Public School, Sukna, Mr. Arindam Chakraborty, Principal, Royal Academy, Mr Suraj Tamang, Principal, Sacred Heart School, Mr. C. Das, Headmaster, Siliguri Boys High School, Mr. A K Chaturvedi, Principal, Hindi High School, were awarded with the prestigious Education Leadership Award. Prof. (Dr.) Gangotri Chakroborty, HoD, Department of Law, University of North Bengal and Dr. Bidyawati Agarwal, Department of Political Science, Siliguri College and Prof. (Dr.) Sanchari Mukherjee, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Law, University of North Bengal were awarded with Award for Contribution to Education in Women Empowerment. Principal, North Bengal Medical College, Prof. Samir Chandra Ghosh Roy and Mr. Pralay Chakraborty, General Manager of Uttar Banga Samvad, were recognized for their contribution towards Innovative Leadership. Award for Educational Institute that encourages Leadership as a part of curriculum, was presented to Mrs. Srijana Gurung, Principal, Glenmore International School, Mirik and Mr. Satyaprakash Das, Principal, Delhi Public School, Siliguri.
IILS warmly welcomes the new members of the family with a welcome ceremony on 1st September 2017. The students of 5 years B.A./BBA/B.Com.LL.B Semester III, V, VII and IX and 3 years LLB course Semester III, V had organized a grand programme for the day with various performances, introductory session, games and live Dj where the students danced their feet off till late evening.
Independence Day is observed and celebrated annually on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day that portrays great significance for the citizens of India. On this day India got freedom from the British rule after many years of slavery. Thus to commemorate the independence of our country from British Rule on 15th of August in 1947, Indian Institute of Legal Studies observed the 71st Independence Day as a mark of celebration. The students performed various cultural programmes with a message to foster equality and unity in diversity among the citizens of India. It was a grand event and IILS also remembered and paid tribute to the contribution made by various freedom fighters. Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS also motivated the students with is inspiring and positive words and a special felicitation programme was held for the students who had excellent performance in their empirical project work undertaken by the students of IILS with a purpose to make a contribution towards the society at large.
On 16th July 2017, Indian Institute of Legal Studies in association with the Indian Medical Association, Bengal State Branch organized one day workshop on Health Care and Law at Bengal Tuberculosis Association, Kolkata. The dignitaries on the dias were Hon’ble Mr. Justice Biswanath Somadder, Judge, Calcutta High Court as the Chief Guest, Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS, as Guest of Honour, Dr. Santanu Sen, Hon’ble Secretary, IMA, Bengal State Branch, as Guest of Honour and Dr. Suresh Ramasubban, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, as Guest of Honour. The workshop continued till evening with discussions and deliberations on various aspects and interrelationship between health care and law.
The outgoing batch of 2017 was given farewell by the junior batches biding them adieu and wishing them good luck for their near future. On the occasion of World Environment Day, the institute also felicitated two Gardeners who have contributed towards the greenery of the campus since its inception. The farewell ceremony started with the speech of Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Hon`ble Chairman, IILS, where while bidding farewell to the students he wished the students to be successful in life and to follow the path of truth and righteousness. He motivated them to contribute towards the welfare of the society and concluded by saying “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna”. The students were presented small token of love from the institute. The program was followed by cultural performances of the students with the grand cake cutting ceremony. It was a moment of pride and sadness. Sad because the students would be leaving soon and pride as now they would step out into the real world where they would make use of the education received at IILS in the right way. At the end there was musical dance performance and dinner.
On 5th June, 2017, IILS Quest Vol III No. 1 was unveiled by Hon’ble Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, IILS. IILS Quest is a student’s journal which contains various articles on contemporary legal issues authored by the students of both 5year and 3year in a highly appreciable manner. The Quest is very useful and an inspiration for the other students who desire to have their articles published in the next edition.
The legendary writer and poetic philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861, Calcutta, India. He was the first person who won the Noble Prize for Literature way back in the year 1931, he is indeed our pride since he is also the first non European who received such an honour. Tagore experimented various genres of literature, he was a Bengali scholar who transformed Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Circumstantial Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tagore was a novelist, a poet, essayist, short story writer, spiritualist, educationist, play writer, composer, lyricist and singer. One of his world famous Gitanjali, is an anthology of Poems and is also a part of the Collection from the UNESCO of Representative Works. Tagore’s lyrical compositions were chosen as National Anthems by India as “Jana Gana Mana” and “Sinhala” by Sri Lanka. Thus commemorating the birth anniversary of such legend, the instituted celebrated the 156th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on 9th May 2017 at the college premises. The programme started with the lighting of the holy lamp by Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Hon’ble Chairman, IILS along with Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharjee, Principal, IILS. All the students and faculty members paid tribute with recitation of various poems, singing of songs written and composed by Tagore and dancing in his various unforgettable works. IILS takes pride in such legend and remembers him as the beacon of literature in India.
Indian Institute of Legal Studies takes pride in organizing its 3rd IILS National Moot Court Competition 2017, where a total number of 16 teams of student from all parts of the country coming from renowned law institutes in India had participated. The participating teams were selected from a total of 57 teams on the basis of the memorials submitted by them. The final round was judged by Honourable Mr. Justice Soumen Sen, Judge, High Court of Calcutta, along with Shri. Santanu Jha, Addl. District and Sessions Judge, Siliguri and Advocate Biplab Ghosh, Siliguri Bar Association. The winners of the said competition were Symbiosis Pune. There were cash prices for the winners, runners up, best speaker, best researcher and the best memorial amongst all the participants.
Traffic Awareness week was observed from 3rd April 2017 to 8th April, 2017, by the Siliguri Metropolitan Police. On 8th April, 2017 Indian Institute of Legal Studies in collaboration with the Office of the Commissionerate of Police, Siliguri Metropolitant Police, organized a student’s sensitization program where presentation and awareness about traffic rules was delivered by Mr. Sunil Kr. Yadav, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Mr. Sumit Sarkar Dey, Inspector in Charge, Traffic Junction, at the IILS Lecture Hall. After the sensitization programme the students of IILS gathered together at Darjeeling More, Siliguri and distributed pamphlets amongst the people about the traffic safety rules, to create awareness regarding road safety. A procession was also organized where the students and faculty members actively participated.
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