GREATER NOIDA/ LLOYD LAW COLLEGE : Five sitting Judges from SAARC Countries Judge the Fourth Prof. N R.Madhava Menon SAARC Law Mooting Competition
SUB TOPIC – Justice Indira Banerjee, Judge Supreme Court of India delivered the Valedictory Address of the Prof. N SAARC Mooting Competition
“The best judgment is the result of the best arguments between the two counsels”:- Justice Indira Banerjee
“Knowledge is not learning facts, but gaining the various aspects of facts through practical application”:- Justice Indira Banerjee
“Lawyering is an art, and a good lawyer is one who becomes adept at it”- Justice Indira Banerjee
“Together only can we achieve the unachievable”:- Justice Indira Banerjee”
Lloyd Law College organized the Fourth Prof. N R.Madhava Menon SAARC Law Mooting Competition and Law Students’ Conference 2018-19. The four day event ended with the Valedictory Address by Justice Indira Banerjee. The event witnessed a galaxy of Supreme Court judges from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. The High Court judges too witnessed and judged the competition which has 18 teams competing from across SAARC countries.
Justice Indira Banerjee delivered the Valedictory Address of the competition. She said that it is the judiciary which creates a balance in the country. She said that the youngsters who are studying law are the future of this country. Appreciating the efforts done by the colleges today she said that at her time the students were responsible for their own future. Addressing the students of law from Afghanistan Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India she said, “The best judgment is an outcome of the best arguments on either side.” Mentioning the Constitution’s Preamble she said, “’We the people’ itself mentions that we have to be one, together.” Adding to it she emphasized that it is only when we unite can we achieve the unachievable. Taking amidst sitting judges from Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh she said that India believes in vasudev kutumbakam and we must all work together and stand together at this crucial time the world is in. She appreciated the young mooters who work on a fictional case but are well prepared with their arguments and questions, and added that had she ever had such a case she would have taken years to solve it. Talking about the number and percentage of women judges in the Supreme Court and in the lawyers’ profession, she said that it has always been tough to compete in the profession because of the time a women could find difficult to devote. With the number of girls in this profession today she felt hopeful about the percentage representation. She wished to see 50% females in the law profession and as judges.
Sapna Pradhan Malla, Judge, Supreme Court of Nepal said that the mooting competition not just enhances knowledge but also helps students create a positive mindset which in future will help young students become good lawyers.