A time to remember

Memorable occasion

A time to remember

The silver-jubilee celebrations of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) proved to be a productive exercise as the alumni and luminaries from the legal fraternity got a chance to get-together with the current batch to debate and discuss several issues in the legal field. 

The meet also turned out to be the largest gathering of the alumni, since the founding of the law school and brought them together on a common platform. Day one was a time to catch up with old friends and teachers. 

  The alumni were seen reliving their old moments on campus. “They kickstarted the celebrations with a day of fun and indulged dumb-charades and pictionary followed by an ‘alumni versus students’ football match. The match saw some enthusiastic participation with the alumni finally clinching the title,” said Pranjal Singh, the student coordinator for the event. 

  The sprawling football field served as the perfect platform for the events that followed, which included volleyball and throwball matches for the alumni and the day concluded with a round of anthakshari.

Day two saw several sessions and time was set apart to felicitate all those who have contributed to the growth of the institution. 

  Madhava Menon, founder-director of the NLSIU, was the first to be honoured followed by the employees of the law school who have completed 25 years. In his speech, Madhava Menon highlighted the need for moving forward in the legal education and the importance of commercial law. He also opined that there was a need to have a more inclusive curriculum, which could be modelled on a partnership between legal practitioners and the law colleges. 

Sharing his thoughts on the growth of the law school in the last 25 years, Prof R Venkata Rao, professor of law and vice-chancellor, NLSIU said, “The saga of 25 years of the institution proved that excellence can become a habit in legal education and ushered an era of paradigm shift in legal education. The silver-jubilee is an occasion which can illustrate how much more needs to be done.” 

  Prof Rao also thought that the befitting way of celebrating the event, “is to assure everyone that we will strive our utmost to see that National Law School does not become a victim of its own success,” he added. 

Talking from the students’ point of view, Fajr Dar, a final-year student said, “At the fag end of this journey of five years, I can only thank NLS for what it has given me — a strong value system, the ambition and drive to do well, an understanding of the important things in life, the privilege of having met some extraordinary people, and most importantly, memories that will last me a lifetime.” 

The celebrations drew to an end with a grand dinner and cultural performances in which the students and alumni participated in full strength. 

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