Fight corruption for country's progress:NK Sodhi

Ex-CJ of High Court advises budding lawyers at JSS Law College

Fight corruption for country's progress:NK Sodhi

 Former chief justice of Karnataka High Court N K Sodhi on Saturday gave a clarion call to budding lawyers to take the lead in the fight against corruption.

He was addressing the students at the fifth graduation day ceremony of JSS Law College in the city.

Sodhi said  the nation is looking at the young lawyers with high hopes as corruption has been negating the development of the country. He advised advocates not to allow conservatism either as an individual or in public life.  Budding lawyers should always aim at excellence and meritocracy, and develop necessary qualities to work with honesty, excellence and meritocracy.

He listed the wide opportunities available for the law graduates from corporate companies to NGOs, government, financial sectors, lok adalat, international operations to name a few.

Become advocates

High court judge K L Manjunath exhorted graduates to join legal profession rather than succumbing to the lure of lucre. Manjunath also had a reason to urge the students to embrace the job of an advocate. According to him, there is  a dearth of capable advocates who can fight civil disputes.  If not all, at least 60 per cent of the graduates should make career in the realm.

He was happy to note that there is an increase in number of students opting for law studies when compared to other professional courses like medical and engineering.

Anindita Roy is the first rank holder in LLB (Hons) followed by Roshni B M, second, Aninditaa Sudipa Chander, third, Mtana Denise Chirenga, fourth, Devaki Niranjana, fifth, Brian Mambosho, sixth and Sidinyu Esther V Wamayi, seventh. In LLB section, Menaka G has bagged first rank, Bharath M second and Vidya Sagar Tukkai third. In LLM, Mohana Kumari N B has secured first rank and Seema P second. A total of 92 graduates, 47 from LLB (hons), 17 LLB, 22 LLM and six BAL  were awarded certificates.

Executive secretary of JSS Mahavidyapeetha B N Betkerur, principal K S Suresh and prof P Shivananda Bharati were present.

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