With a view to benefiting the students who have embarked upon a new phase in their academic life, Asian Law College – which is a part of Asian Education Group and is ranked as one of the best Law Colleges in Delhi NCR – welcomed its new batch of B.A.LL.B. & LL.B. students by launching a grand week-long Orientation Programme scheduled from Monday, 26th October 2020 to Saturday, 31st October 2020. However, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and keeping in mind the social distancing norms, this programme was organized virtually to benefit the students who have embarked upon a new phase in their academic life.
At the ALC Orientation Programme 2020 Inaugural Ceremony held on Monday, 26th October 2020, HON’BLE JUSTICE KURIAN JOSEPH – Former Judge-Supreme Court of India & Former Chief Justice-Himachal Pradesh High Court – graced the occasion as an Eminent Guest.
Born on 30th November 1953 and hailed as one of the ‘nicest’ judges, Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in February 2010. On 8th March 2013, he became a judge of the Supreme Court of India and retired on 29th November, 2018. He has also adorned the offices of President of Kerala Judicial Academy, Chairman of Kerala High Court Legal Services Committee and Chairman of Lakshadweep Legal Services Authority.
Delivering his eminent guest address at the ALC Orientation Programme 2020 Inaugural Ceremony held on Monday, 26th October 2020 from virtual platform, Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph at first extended his thanksgiving and greetings to all the Directors of AEG and the distinguished guest, Ms. Flavia Agnes. He then congratulated the students for choosing to study law for a career and told them that today was a very important day in their life.
Picking up the thread of ‘DISCIPLINE’ discussed by Dr. Lalitya Vir Srivastava, Director, Asian Education Group (AEG) in his inaugural address at the beginning of the ceremony, Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph expounded further on the topic and said, “Discipline is indeed a key aspect of life, but it has been found missing almost everywhere including in bar councils and legal profession.”
Lamenting on the current state of affairs, he said, “We have forgotten the constitutional way of living and the constitutional discipline. Remember, you are going to be LAW MEN and not LAY MEN, so you need to have constitutional conscience because society expects so many things from you. So, you must refrain from unlawful conduct. It is here that discipline will decide your destiny.”
Here, Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph advised the students to “always strive for excellence, be prepared for a thrilling career, and become achievers in society.”
And, before he closed his address, he also warned the students to be wary of the three evil ‘Cs’ of Indian society – viz., Casteism, Communalism and Corruption and advised them to always conduct themselves as “true sons and daughters of Mother India”.