Teerthanker Mahaveer University witnessed a remarkable event on the 6th of November, 2023 - the Law Fest, Lex Carnival chapter – 1, organised by the College of Law and Legal Studies. This news article covers the details of this extraordinary event, its distinguished guests, and the intriguing mock parliament debate that took place.
The event was held at CCSIT – LT-2 and was inaugurated with great enthusiasm. Lex Carnival aimed to provide a dynamic platform for students to showcase their socio-legal skills and academic acumenship. This four-day law fest hosted students from all semesters, creating an environment of intellectual competition and companionship.
Chief Guest and Host
Dr. Jai Pal Singh “Vyast”, a Member of the Legislative Council of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The event was hosted by Dr. Madhav Sharma, adding prestige and expertise to the ceremony.
The event witnessed the presence of both students and faculty members, making it an academic and social gathering. The active involvement of students from every semester showcased their enthusiasm for the event.
The Purpose of Lex Carnival
Lex Carnival aimed to provide students with a platform to exhibit their legal skills and academic knowledge. It encompassed a wide variety of competitions, drawing participation from students across the university.
The Law Fest commenced with a ceremonial lamp lighting, symbolizing the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. Dr Jai Pal Singh Vyast initiated the lighting of the lamp in front of Maa Saraswati, followed by the resounding conch shell, symbolizing the beginning of Lex Carnival.
The Mock Parliament Debate
One of the highlights of the event was the mock parliament debate. Around 65 law students presented their views on the Data Protection Bill. This intense cross-examination extended for two and a half hours, with the MPs of various parties supporting the bill's immediate passage. In contrast, the opposing MPs strongly opposed it, citing concerns about privacy invasion.
Role of Parliamentary Speaker
The role of the parliamentary speaker was aptly performed by student Abhay Goswami, ensuring a fair and balanced debate. The jury included eminent personalities such as Dean of Students Welfare Prof. M.P. Singh, HOD Dr. Amit Verma, and Faculty Prof. Manish Yadav.
Insights on Indian Parliamentary Traditions
Prof. Harbansh Dixit, Dean of the College of Law and Legal Studies, shed light on Indian parliamentary traditions during the event. He emphasized that such programmes are instrumental in eliminating hesitation among law students, shaping them into excellent speakers and informed citizens.
The success of the Event
The Lex Carnival chapter – 1, was a resounding success, uniting students and faculty in a celebration of legal knowledge and skills. The mock parliament debate provided a glimpse into the nuances of Indian parliamentary procedures and ignited discussions on pressing issues like the Data Protection Bill.
The event, graced by distinguished guests and scholars, was an excellent opportunity for students to learn, engage, and grow. It not only enhanced their understanding of the law but also instilled confidence and public speaking skills. As a result, it marked a significant milestone in the academic journey of the university's law students.