“Law is the oldest, glorious and best profession.” These words were said by former Chief Justice of India Hon'ble Justice R. C. Lahoti on the occasion of inaugural function of the 3rd Manipal Ranka National Moot Court Competition organized jointly by Manipal University Jaipur and Ranka Public Charitable Trust at MUJ campus, on October 1, 2017.
He advised students to read many books including Gita. He asked them to take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein. He also explained the importance of black coat, and he said that every lawyer and judge should follow spirituality in their work. He discussed all the qualities of an advocate.
In the inaugural session, the Honorable Justice R. K. Agrawal of the Supreme Court of India asked the students to develop writing skills. He also highlighted the morality of legal profession and the duties of advocates. He described the efforts as the core mantra of success.
During the programme, Honorable Justice K. S. Zaveri senior most judge of the Rajasthan High Court highlighted the history, importance, and utility of Moot Court. At the same time, he said that Moot Court works in skill development of legal professionals and students.
In this connection Chairperson of the MUJ, Prof. K. Ramnarayan asked the students to show their talent through Moot Court. At the same time, he called upon the students to consciously and subconsciously concentrate.
President of the MUJ Prof. Sandeep Sancheti said about Manipal Education Group and Manipal University Jaipur's educational activities, facilities, infrastructure, faculty, schools, departments, and courses.
Chairman of Ranka Public Charitable Trust N. M. Ranka highlighted the life of Gandhi Ji and introduced all the distinguished guests.
The Dean Faculty of Arts and Law Prof. Mridul Shrivastava welcomed all the guests, and at the end of the programme, Sambhav Ranka thanked everyone. At the beginning of the program, all guests greeted with a bouquet, and finally, all presented with mementos. Before the inauguration program, the guests unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the New Auditorium and planted plants in MUJ campus.
The Dean Faculty of Arts and Law Prof. Mridul Shrivastav said that in this third moot court competition, 86 teams from entire India, including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, and Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir are participating. The winners of the competition rewarded in the closing ceremony would hold on October 3, and the certificates will be distributed to all the participants also. The program started with lighting of the lamp by the guests and students of the university presented Saraswati Vandana on this occasion.
Urmila Ranka, Justice J. K. Ranka, Additional Solicitor General, S. P Gupta, Rotorian Pradeep Kothari, O. P. Agrawal, Nilesh Mehta, Lata Todarwal, Pro-President of MUJ, Prof. N. N. Sharma, Dean, Research and Innovation, Prof. B. K. Sharma, Dean, Faculty Affairs and Pro-Vost, Prof. Awdhesh Kumar, Dr. Vijay Laxmi Sharma, Dr. Anil Mehta, Dr. N. D. Mathur, Senior Advocates, Dean, Directors, faculty members, employees, students and dignitaries were present in the programme. At the same time, guests from India, Japan, Australia and the US also welcomed.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Rawat
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Manipal University Jaipur