The Indian Institute of Legal Studies Celebrated 156th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore also popularly know as Gurudev, who was a Bengali polymath. He reshaped Bengali literature, Indian art with Contextual Modernism as well as music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. His poetry has always been viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his ever elegant prose and poety remain largely appreciated in the entire world. Hon’ble Chairman Shri Joyjit Choudhury through his wise articulation enlightened the students about the early life and wide achievement of Rabindranath Tagore, He also affirmed that the 19th Century Bengal Renaissance started with Rabindranath Tagore. Hon’ble Chairman Shri Joyjit Choudhury further spoke about Gurudev’s contemporary contribution not only in other parts of India and the world as a whole but also at our small hill stations of Darjeeling and Kalimpong where he recited his first contribution through the All India Radio. He further spoke about Gurudev’s contribution not only regarding school education but also his wide contribution towards the society by providing equitable justice through his writings such as “Dui Bigha Jamin” where he founded the concept of “Justice delayed is Justice denied” in that era which are being highlighted now in the modern era. Further, he also enlightened the students regarding the aspects of philosophy as propounded by Rabindranath Tagore such as Self Realization, Intellectual Development, Physical Development, Love for Humanity, Freedom, Mental and Spiritual Development, Establishment of relationship between man and women and the establishment of relationship between man and God. Towards the end of his articulation he recited two poems of Rabindranath Tagore for the students as a token of respect for Gurudev. Further the students proceeded with cultural programmes that included speeches about Rabindranath Tagore, his life and achievements as well as dance and songs in his great poetry, prose and music.
On 27th April 2016, renowned Prof. Chandanashish Laha, Head of the Department, Department of English, North Bengal University gave a special English workshop to the students of IILS on the “Notion of Correctness of English Language”. He pointed on rules of formal and informal writings. He also shared his experience during the process of learning English language. He also advised those who desire to learn and speak proper English to create such ambience whereby the learning process becomes fruitful. He also suggested books for personal reference and advised students to read at least a page of the said book per day. Prof. Laha also took the trouble of preparing a worksheet and asked the students to solve the said sheet, examining their knowledge about English language. He emphasized on the importance of English language and its relationship with legal profession, he threw light on how the English language corroborates with the drafting pleading skills of the legal fraternity.
Students of IILS, participated in Surana & Surana International Technology Moot Court Competition at Symbiosis Law School Pune. Moot Courts enhance the questioning and reasoning ability of a law-aspirant, for it is a process beyond the textbooks. We are delighted to share one of such experiences that we had as participants of the Surana & Surana International Technology Moot Court Competition-2015. Featured as one of the most renowned in the nation, the Surana & Surana International Technology Moot Court Competition is a platform to gain experiences of the best accord, which was held in the premises of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. The students formed a team of three and got ourselves registered. The moot problem dealt with nano-technology. The event was inaugurated on 21st of August at the hands of Chief Guest, Hon’ble Justice P. Venkatarama Reddi, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Former Chairman, Law Commission of India. He said that the legal education does not end with law colleges, but is instead, a continuing process and that everyone in the field of law are law students forever. A total of 36 teams participated in the competition which included the top law colleges round the country. All the teams were subjected to two preliminary rounds, so as to plead on behalf of the applicant and respondent in each of the rounds respectively. By the process of elimination through a host of rounds the top two colleges made it to the Finals. The final round was adjudged by a panel comprising of the chief guest, Hon’ble Justice, Mr. Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Adv. Krishna S. Dixit, Assistant Solicitor General of India and Dr. Luther M. Rangreji, Associate Professor, South Asian University.
The students of IILS 6th Semester, 5 years B.Com.LL.B participated in the 1st P. A. INAMDAR INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION, 2016 organized by Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU) . The objective of this moot was to develop awareness about rights of minorities and to provide a platform for law students to hone their argumentative skills while instilling the constitutional spirit in them. The moot problem dealt with the rights of the religious minority as well as the sexual minority in terms of LGBT community. The inaugural ceremony was graced in the august presence of legal luminaries like Prof.A. Lakshminath, Vice-Chancellor of CNLU-Patna, Shri P.K.Shahi, former Education Minister of Bihar and Mr. Justice A.K. Tripathi, Patna High Court . A total of 34 teams participated from all across the country. We qualified both the preliminary rounds and were among the top 8 Teams competing in the quater-finals. The round was judged by the eminent lawyers of Patna High Court. Though we could not qualify for the semi-final, it was an enriching experience. The Final Round was adjudicated by Justice Sudhir Singh, Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi, Justice Hemant Gupta, Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Ahsanuddin Ammanullah of the Patna high court. Justice A K Trivedi and Justice R K Mishra were in the audience. The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal, was declared the winners o Patna high court acting Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari said moot court is an integral part of legal education as it helps the aspiring lawyers develop advocating skill from their student days.
On 6th – 7th of April, 2016, the students of Second Semester and students from fourth semester, 3 years LL.B course were delivered a special lecture by Hon’ble Shri. Joyjit Choudhury, Chairman, IILS. The topics lectured towards the second semester 3 years LL.B mainly emphasized on the provisions relation to the Indian Partnership Act, 1932 and The Indian Companies Act, 1956. The lecture covered all portions of the said Acts and served as a good learning experience for the students. The topics lectured towards the students of fourth semester, 3 years LL.B, emphasized the relative portions of The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, the students had to opportunity to gather knowledge relating to various recent case laws, critical acclamation as well as recent amendments of the subject relating thereto.
The Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Dagapur participated in the 33rd Annual Book Fair held at Kanchanjunga Stadium, Siliguri from 11th to 20th Mar’16. The Indian Institute of Legal Studies also launched the release of its first ever newsletter and giving its remarkable contribution in the field of legal journalism in the eve of 19th Mar’16 whereby well known Dignitaries from both Legal Fraternity as well other remarkable fields were present. Shri.Ajay Kr Das, Ld.Additaional District , Prof. Raghunath Ghosh, Former Dean of Arts ,Commerce & Law and also former Director of Academic staff College ,NBU, Shri Pralay Chakraborty, General Manager, Uttarbanga Sambad,Shri Shyamal Dutta, President Book Fair Committee, Shri Subrata Rahat- Secretary ,Book Fair Committee, Shri Joyjit Choudhury ,Honb’le Chairman , Indian Institute of Legal Studies were present as learned dignataries on the Dias for the said release of our IILS newsletter. Among the list of events organized by the College in the Book Fair ,‘Pick & Win’ contest ,open quizzes and the cultural show performed by the students attracted a huge crowd of the people. The lucky draw attracted people of all the age group particularly the school children who visited the fair.
On 19th of March, 2016 a Special Lecture was delivered to the students of IILS by Prof. Raghunath Ghosh. Former Dean of Arts, Commerce and Law, University of North Bengal, and also former Director of The Academic Staff College, University of North Bengal, on the topic “Law and Philosophy”.
The Indian Institute of Legal Studies participated in the 6th Bhutan Educational Fare that took place on 10th - 12th March 2016 at Thimpu, Bhutan. The Chief Justice of Bhutan Hon’ble Justice Wangchuk felicitates Miss Tenzin Yangzom, student of IV Semester 5 years BBA.LL.B who secured 72.4% of marks in B.A./B.Com/BBA.LL.B semester exam July 2015 under the University of North Bengal and was the highest among Bhutanese students. His Lordship also encouraged the students with his noble words. The students also had the opportunity to visit the High Court of Bhutan and special lecture was delivered to them by Hon’ble Justice Lungten.
On 18th of February 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the 8th DNA & Stars of the Industry Group awarded our Indian Institute of Legal Studies with Innovative Education Awards at Taj Lands End, Bandra , Mumbai. It is indeed a matter of pride that such prestigious award was felicitated to our institution. Dignitaries from reputed educational institutions from all over India were present and wise ideas were exchanged in the field of education.
The Indian Institute of Legal Studies organized the SAARC MOOT COURT competition. On 27th of Feb 2016 the valedictory ceremony started from 6:00 pm. the dignitaries on the dais were Hon’ble Sri Gautam Deb, Minister in-charge, North Bengal Development Department, as Chief Guest Hon’ble Dr. Justice Sambuddha Chakrabarti, Judge, Calcutta High Court as Guest of Honor Smt Bani Deb who is also the wife of Late Justice Anup Deb as Guest of honor. Shri Rajanver Singh Kapoor, IAS, SDO, Siliguri as special Guest of Honor. Prof. Subhaam Raj Khowa, Dept of Law, Guwahati University as Special Guest of Honor. Shri Veerendra Mohan, DJAG, 33 Corps, Sukna as special guest of honour and Shri Joyjit Choudhuri hon’ble chairman, IILS. The ceremony proceeded with felicitation of 14 participants who were not only from all over the nation but also from neighboring countries. The winners of the said SAARC MOOT Court Competition were awarded. After the end of valedictory session the cultural programme started in which the students of IILS performed traditional entertainment, dance and songs representing various communities of the nation.
The Indian Institute of legal Studies aims at providing platform to the glooming law students. The SAARC MOOT COURT COMPETION 2016 is just another strive towards this goal. Irrespective of their nationalities, the Indian Institute of Legal Studies believes in sharing of ideas, knowledge and culture. This competition will help the students in harnessing the advocacy skills and promote public speaking. The Moot Problem of the SAARC MOOT COURT COMPETITON 2016 deals with the provisions of Rome Statute, the provisions of Crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity in particular, and the functioning of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Institute feels that this competition will assist in fulfilling its beliefs. The registration of the participants commenced from 4 pm onwards till 5:45 pm (25/02/2016). The respective students registered during the prescribed time. During the inauguration ceremony we had Sri Somnath Ghosh Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of University of North Bengal and also president of the inaugural session. Prof.R.Venkata Rao Hon’ble Vice chancellor National Law School of India University Bangalore, he is a visionary person and has made outstanding contribution for the upliftment of legal education and he is associated with us since 5 years. Sri Anurag Srivatava Hon’ble district Magistrate, District Darjeeling, he helped us in all possible ways in organizing this SAARC MOOT COURT COMPETITION. Sri. P. JAWALGI Superitendent of Police Darjeeling, it is through his able administration, the entire police fraternity in the district of Darjeeling is moving in the right direction. And from 7:30 pm onwards till 9:00 pm we had the draw of lots, researcher test and memorial exchange.
The Indian Institute of legal Studies aims at providing platform to the glooming law students. The SAARC MOOT COURT COMPETION 2016 is just another strive towards this goal. Irrespective of their nationalities, the Indian Institute of Legal Studies believes in sharing of ideas, knowledge and culture. This competition will help the students in harnessing the advocacy skills and promote public speaking. The Moot Problem of the SAARC MOOT COURT COMPETITON 2016 deals with the provisions of Rome Statute, the provisions of Crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity in particular, and the functioning of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Institute feels that this competition will assist in fulfilling its beliefs. The Indian Institute of Legal Studies takes the pleasure of inviting you to grace the SAARC MOOT COURT COMPETITION 2016 in memory of Justice Anup Deb during 25th -27th February 2016 at college campus. The HON’BLE Justice Sambuddha Chakrabarti, Judge Calcutta High Court has very kindly consented to be the Chief Guest at the Valedictory. Shri. Gautum Deb, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Department of North Bengal Development, Government of West Bengal has very graciously agree to grace the INAUGURAL SESSION AS THE CHIEF GUEST. Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Banglore along with Prof. (Dr.) Somnath Ghosh, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, University of North Bengal have also kindly agreed to grace the occasion. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Bhutan have nominated five delegates (Judge of Bhutan High Court along with other four dignitaries) to grace the event. The Indian Institute of Legal Studies has always taken initiatives to encourage and mould the vibes of the future lawyers. This event is the first of its kind being organized in North Bengal Region. Fifteen national teams and three teams from member SAARC NATIONS will be competing against each other to be adjudged as the winner of the SAARC MOOT COURT COMPETITION 2016.
The Indian Institute of Legal Studies participated in the 31st Annual North Bengal Flower Show which was organized by the Siliguri Horticultural Society on 14th Feb 2016 at Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri. The students performed mono acting giving a message to the public in general “Save trees save life” keeping in view the urgency to protect the environment for our healthy future. At the end of the skit they conveyed a beautiful message and spoke about the guidelines to save our environment.
The Indian Institute of Legal Studies organized a seminar today within the college premises, in association with the Siliguri Metropolitan Police on “Anti Human Trafficking.” Hon’ble Chairman, Sri Joyjit Choudhury, IILS inaugurated the seminar with a welcome address on behalf of IILS. Further Dr P.M.Nayar, IPS, Ex DGP, NDRF who was the special guest of honor gave valuable lectures to the students, faculty members and Siliguri Metropolitan Police on “Anti Human Trafficking”. He shared that Anti Human Trafficking which he abbreviated as ‘AHT’ is a mission to ensure the safety of our women and children’s. He further shared that Article 23 of the Indian Constitution prohibits trafficking of any form, and safety is our right, in consonance he also reminded the students that Art 51 A imposes a fundamental duty, if both these Articles are read together then it gives us a right as well as a duty to refrain from any forms of trafficking and ensure the safety of our people. According to his wise words “Everyone has a right to ensure ourselves that I ‘am not trafficked”. He further differentiated the difference between prostitution and trafficking and shared his experience regarding the distortion of lives of trafficked victims. He encouraged the students to create awareness, since it is the lack of awareness and not the lack of education which is the cause of being victims of trafficking. Towards the end of his speech he suggested setting up of an “Anti Trafficking Club”, which was then and there set up at the spot, with the faculty member, two volunteer students, the Officer of Police in charge of Anti Human Trafficking, Siliguri Metropolitan Police along with Mr Ratan Lama, member of NGO, to take up the cause. Mr. Manoj Verma, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Siliguri Metropolitan Police placed his short speech on preserving the dignity of human beings, sharing few of his recent experiences. Towards the end of the seminar and before the vote of thanks giving was delivered, Dr. Tapas Chatterjee, Director, IILS mentioned about the various forms of trafficking that is taking place in this region. He expressed great grief towards the growth of sexual business of various forms in and around our society and encouraged the students to take a step to eradicate such menace. On this contention he concluded the seminar with a vote of thanks giving.
The felicitous ceremony of opportune meeting with the President of India, His Excellency, The Rightly Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee was felicitated by the Hon’ble Chairman Shri Joyjit Choudhury, Indian Institute of Legal Studies by presentation of natural greetings while welcoming the President with a flower bouquet at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Chairman IILS further shared the moment regarding the contribution of IILS by imparting quality and diverse legal education for the people of India at large and particularly the North Eastern Region.
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