By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- A student who does not help a poor or an uneducated person has incomplete education. He may acquire a degree but his education remains incomplete. This was the advice given by Hon’ble Justice S.S. Saron, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, while motivating the law students during a workshop organized by the Punjab State Legal Services Authority. Today, in a workshop on “BRIDGING THE GAP IN ACCESS TO JUSTICE; ROLE OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND LAW STUDENT”, the Hon’ble Justice S.S. Saron, also released a book published by Punjab State Legal Services Authority on Court Room Language and Common Man written by Dr. Rajneesh, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Patiala.
While motivating the law students who participated in the said conference from Army Institute of Law, SAS Nagar, Chandigarh University, Gharuan and Rayat and Bahra University, Sahauran, Hon’ble Justice S.S. Saron, emphasized the need of involvement of law students with rustic people having rural background to understand the practical problems and issues being faced by poor and marginalized sections of the society. His Lordship emphasized that they would make law students mature and seasoned advocates.
This workshop was also attended by Vivek Puri, Legal Remembrancer and Secretary to Government of Punjab, Ms. Archana Puri, District and Sessions Judge, SAS Nagar, Ms. Harpreet Kaur Jeewan, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, R.K. Jain, Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Additional Member Secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority, Dr. Balram Gupta, Director Academics, Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Inderjit Mehta, Director Administration, Chandigarh Judicial Academy and other Judicial Officers of the rank of CJMs-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authorities from the Punjab Judiciary, panel lawyers.
Besides, Prof. Dr. M.S. Bains, Dean, University School of Law, Rayat and Bahra University, Sahauran, Prof. (Dr.) Saurabh C., Director, University, Institute of Legal Studies, Chandigarh University, Gharuan and Ms. Tejinder Kaur, Principal, Army Institute of Law, also attended the workshop. A large number of students and faculty members also participated in this workshop. The welcome address was given by Ms. Harpreet Kaur Jeewan, Member Secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority vote of thanks was extended by R.K. Jain, Additional Member Secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority.
Students from Law Universities and Judicial Officers who are Secretaries in District Legal Services Authorities in the State of Punjab, shared their experiences while working in the Legal Aid/Legal Services Clinic about reaching upto down-trodden and the marginalized segment of the society.