A total number of 22 teams from reputed educational law institutes from various regions such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab participated in the two-day 3rd National Moot Court Competition being organised by the University School of Law of the Rayat Bahra University here which started today.
Justice Rakesh Kumar Garg, former Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and presently Chairperson of the NRI Commission, Punjab, presided over the inaugural Session. He lauded the efforts of the University School of Law of the Rayat Bahra University in organizing the moot court competition every year.
Chairman of the Rayat Bahra Group of Institutions (RBGI) Gurvinder Singh Bahra conveyed congratulations to the winning students and appreciated the law department efforts in organizing the competition. The Chairman observed that the present legal education system was more than reading books and that a new moot court culture would provide sufficient thrust for budding legal eagles.
The preliminary rounds and the quarter final rounds of the competition were conducted under the guidance of Dr MS Bains, Dean, University School of Law, and chief co-ordinator of the programme Dr Sonia Grewal Mahal and faculty conveners, Dr Jaspreet Kaur, Dr Jasdeep Kaur, Dr Kirat Grewal and Sandipika.
Dr Raj Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Rayat Bahra University, welcoming the dignitaries, said the Rayat Bahra University has been organizing two-day National Moot Court Competition every year. The event is conducted for enhancing the knowledge of law students and honing their drafting and research skills along with the skill of pleading.
Justice Rakesh Kumar Garg, former Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and presently Chairperson of the NRI Commission, Punjab, presided over the inaugural Session. Prof OP Midha, Registrar, Rayat Bahra University, was present. Prof (Dr) MS Bains, Dean, University School of Law, Rayat Bahra University proposed the vote of thanks.
A cultural programme was also held late in the evening to relieve stress among the participants after a hectic day of stiff competition. Four teams which excelled in their mooting and argumentative skills qualified for the semi final round to be held on the second day of competition. The final round would be presided over by HJustice Jasbir Singh, former Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and Justice Paramjit Singh, former Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, who would also grace the valedictory session as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.