Asian Law College (ALC) – part of Asian Education Group and ranked as one of the best Law Colleges in Delhi NCR – conducted the orientation of BALLB and LLB 2019 Batch on Monday, 19th August 2019. The Orientation Programme provided an opportunity for all the new students to explore the wide horizon of law by interacting with legal professionals, industry experts, retired Judges, Senior Advocate and foreign delegates who mentored the incoming BALLB & LLB batch at the inception of their academic journey at ALC.
The distinguished guests for the ceremony who graced the ALC orientation 2019 with their august presence included His Excellency Mr. Ricardo A Berna, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Panama, Hon’ble Justice K. G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India and Dr. Anoop Bose, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India.
The programme also witnessed the presence of AEG leadership and ALC’s academic team which included Dr. Sandeep Marwah, President, Asian Education Group (AEG); Dr. Lalitya Vir Srivastava, Director-Asian Education Group (AEG); Dr. Priya A. Sondhi, Professor & Associate Dean – Asian Law College; and Mr. Ashish Bhardawaj, HOD – Asian Law College (ALC), who hosted the ceremony on behalf of AEG.
In the second half of the ALC orientation day, there was a Panel Discussion on ROLE OF NGOS IN SOCIETY UPLIFTMENT – THE LEGAL PERSPECTIVE.
The distinguished participants and panelists were Mr. Prabhat Labh, CEO, Grameen Foundation India Pvt. Ltd.; Dr. Priya A. Sondhi, Professor & Associate Dean-ALC; Ms Rashi Anand, Founder & CEO, Lakshyam; Ms Anita Patil, Sr. Team Member, Goonj; Ms Aashima Saini, Director, Resource Mobilisation, Helpage India; Ms Neetu Sharma Joshi, Executive Director, Navjyoti India Foundation; Mr. Dilna Dayanandan, Manager – Development Support, CHILD RIGHTS AND YOU (CRY); and Mr. Dheeraj, Consultant, PRAXIS India.
The Session Moderator for the Panel Discussion was Mr. Prabhat Labh, CEO, Grameen Foundation India Pvt. Ltd. and all other distinguished participants were the Speakers for the Discussion.
The Session started with Mr. Prabhat Labh asking for brief introductions from each of the distinguished speakers and participants about their respective NGO organizations, which set a perfect tone and tenor to open up the Panel Discussion on the important topic of the day, viz. ROLE OF NGOS IN SOCIETY UPLIFTMENT – THE LEGAL PERSPECTIVE.
Some of the topics that came up for discussion from the perspective of laws of the land were the “diversity & challenges of current NGO activities in India”, “how NGOs are perceived by the masses in the society”, “legal aspects of NGOs’ functioning”, “the role of NGO as influencer of opinions” and the likes.
Some of the questions that the students put up to the panelists during the interactive sessions included “Is it ok to go for a career in NGO or should we go for what parents or peers want?” and “How can (law) students help in making our society better?” The panelists handled these questions well and to the satisfaction of all the gathered students.
At the end of the day, the panel discussion on “ROLE OF NGOS IN SOCIETY UPLIFTMENT – THE LEGAL PERSPECTIVE” turned out to be a spring of knowledge and inspiration for all who attended this highly illumination afternoon session.