11-SEP-2015: The Murshidabad Centre of Aligarh Muslim University recently conducted the induction programme of BALLB 2015 Batch students in which the Centre Director, Dr Badaruddoza highlighted the importance of being 'Aligs'.
He talked about the rich traditions and legacy of the Aligarh Muslim University and urged the students to remain 'Aligs' for the rest of their lives. Dr Badaruddoza advised the new students to have utmost respect for their elders and seniors.
Explaining the need of establishing the Centre in Murshidabad, Dr Badaruddoza, pointed out that it was the vision of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan to spread education to all the marginalized sections of the society. Murshidabad deserved an AMU Centre because it is one the most educationally and economically improvised district of the country.
"There are only 43 percent Muslims in the district who attend primary school. Out of these, only 3 percent complete secondary education while only 2 percent become graduates," Dr Badaruddoza adding that with the establishing of AMU Centre in Murshidabad, the issue of Muslim education has been addressed.
Speaking in the first session of the event, Mr Sk Nurul Haque, a retired IAS officer and ex Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal said that in his student days, an Alig friend inspired him to join civil services.
He added that he had gained a lot by being a member of various Alig forums.
He described 'Aligs' to be 'global persons' and modern individuals with Islamic values.
Addressing the law graduates, Mr Haque drew their attention towards different career opportunities that are available to them such as judicial services, public services, public prosecutors, practicing lawyers, and legal advisors to corporate houses.
Motivating the students to excel in their respective fields, he discussed the elements of success in life like to conceptualize one's own mission and vision, and development of positive thinking and attitude.
Mr Haque urged the students to join government services as the government is repository of power and a government employee can influence his/her society in a more meaningful manner.
Ms Avantika Sarkar, an advocate at Calcutta High Court and General Secretary, National Bureau of Human Rights and Legal Research recommended law students to join hands in providing legal aid to poor people.
She said that the legal aid is a pious obligation of the lawyers towards their society. "Legal aid not only aids in preserving the rule of law in the society but also gives them a chance to meet real clients and to get exposed to various dimensions of law," said Ms Sarkar.
She urged the students to do something for their society without looking at what they are getting back in return.
Justice Abdul Kader, Ex-District Judge and presently, President District Consumer Dispute and Redressal Forum, inspired the students to follow the 3D principles of 'Dedication, Devotion and Determination.'
He pointed out that the historical reputation of Aligarh Muslim University depends on the good deeds of its students and teachers.
"The students should develop practical knowledge of law along with the knowledge that is given in the books. Law being an interesting and difficult subject requires the application of 3D's by legal fraternity in true sense. An advocate helps the court in separating chaff from grain. A student can become an effective lawyer by developing this ability and assist the judiciary in delivering justice:" further said Justice Abdul Kader.
In the second session of the event, Prof Syed Samsul Alam, the founder and ex-Vice Chancellor of Aliah University, laid emphasis on the need of being truthful to one's own business and profession.
He appealed to the students to be honest and truthful in their dealings as these qualities develop goodwill and reputation.
Prof Alam further said that despite having excellent laws in India, implementation remains a big concern for the society at large. "It is the duty of the Bench and the Bar, to streamline the judicial process in the country by removing the hurdles," he added.
Justice Abdul Ghani, Chairman Wakf Board, Govt of West Bengal and ex Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, touched upon various aspects of Law as a subject. He explained the concept of consumer rights and the importance of Lok Adalats.
Dr Md Junaid, Course Coordinator, BALLB course proposed the vote of thanks while BA LLB final year student, Mohammad Ali conducted the programme.