St.Thomas’ College of Law, Greater Noida organized its Orientation Programme-2021, for the newly admitted B.A.LL.B and LL.B students, in two sessions; the launch of the maiden issue of its Newsletter ‘Law Focus’; and Celebration of the International Human Rights Day, on the auspicious 73rd Anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, on the 10th December, 2021.The Orientation Program aimed at acquainting the students with the academic aspects of the Courses, Rules and Regulations of the College and the CCS University.

The dignitaries present on the occasion were, Sr. Jessey Kurian, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and former Member of the National Minorities Education Commission, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, Dr. Anuradha Amos, Director, St. Thomas’ College of Law, Dr. M.K. Tyagi, Dean, St. Thomas College and Professor (Dr.) K.S. Bhati, Advisor, St. Thomas’ College of Law.

The program commenced with the lighting of the Ceremonial Lamp by the dignitaries, followed by the address by Dr K. S. Bhati, who welcomed the dignitaries present on the dais and narrated the development voyage of the STCL, right from its inception. He congratulated the students of the first year for joining the St. Thomas’ family and elucidated the aims & objectives of the St. Thomas’ College of Law in shaping the career of students to become noble law professionals, for dedicating themselves to serve the society. He motivated the students with inspirational words and urged them to put best foot forward in the exciting, yet challenging profession of law. He emphasized that the goal of the legal profession is service to the society. He also emphatically insisted that students should gain command over the Court languages and highlighted the fact that oratory is the most imperative skill to be acquired by the legal practitioners. He also impressed upon the students how to concentrate on the powerful observation, discrete retention and timely re-production of the law and legal pronouncements.

She reiterated her commitment and compassion of sculpting students to be the professionals with conviction, integrity, impartiality, boldness and fearlessness so as to be the helping hands and healers of the painful abrasions of the people. She expressed her special zeal, care and affection, especially for the girl child and for this purpose, she and her peers started schools for imparting moralistic, humanistic and ideal education, with all zeal and enthusiasm so as to enable students to develop clear understanding of social and moral values of the humankind. She briefly stated the philosophy of education as of paying back to the society what it has given to all men and women, with the assistance of social action groups and community.

Sr. Jessey Kurian, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, addressed the students on the given theme ‘Jurisprudential Conundrum on Realization of Rights’, explaining each and every dimension of the International Human Rights Day. She highlighted the fact that how children, women and others were abused, which compelled her to enter into the legal profession with a view to serving these vulnerable sections of the society. She stressed that there is need to safeguard Human Rights of the weaker sections of the society who lack awareness of the Rights, Liberty, Equality, and to Right to live with respect and dignity. Our Constitution not only guarantees these Rights but also takes action against the individuals who break the same. Human Rights are the Rights of every individual. She stressed on the need of promoting fraternal bonding amongst the people and also to change the world to make it livable in peace and harmony and to overcome the divisiveness of opinions and discriminations on the basis of gender, race, caste, and religion etc, of the ones who are at the brunt of receiving end of this harshness. She also stated that every human being deserves equal treatment in any quarter they enter regardless of their ethnicity, color or gender etc. She urged the students to raise voice against inhuman and unjust abrasions and asked them to join the legal profession not to amass money but basically to serve the society.

Session 1 of the orientation program was concluded by Vote of Thanks proposed by Dr. M.K Tyagi, Dean, STC who expressed gratitude to the dignitaries and complemented the newly admitted students for joining the St. Thomas’ College of Law, describing its history and growth over the years.

Two minutes silence was observed to pay homage to CDS General Bipin Rawat and other brave- heart soldiers of our armed forces who martyred themselves in a very unfortunate chopper crash incident on 8th Dec. 2021. Miss Soumya, a law student, moved the Condolence Resolution. The program was compeered by Ms.Simmi Pal. The function concluded with rendering of National Anthem.

SESSION 2 Session 2 started with introduction of faculty members: Ms. Simmi Pal, Mr.Adnan Irshad Mr. Dhananjay Kumar Misra, Dr. Niti Sinha and Mr. Faheem Khan. The students were also given opportunity to interact with faculty members and to introduce themselves to the faculty members.

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