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Give five years to legal aid, then join corporates:CM Narendra Modi asks law students

Gandhinagar, 7 January 2011: Two professions that contributed most in India’s freedom struggle were the lawyers and the teachers. This tradition should continue and they should continue to contribute in nation-building exercise today, said Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of Gujarat National Law University(GNLU)’s new campus in Gandhinagar.

 

The Chief Minister muted an idea that similar to medical students who devote one year after completing their study in rural service, those passing out from law should also contribute five years for legal aid to needy people before joining corporates.

“Our every generation has heard this phrase that justice delayed is justice denied, but the solution of this problem is human resource development and infrastructure. Gujarat government has worked in both direction. We have employed 20-25% more budget to this area for infrastructure, while for human resource development we have tried to improve law colleges and establishment of law university. Such foundation work has been done with longer vision. Today’s students are going to serve the judiciary tomorrow. We have pumped in Rs 150 crore in GNLU and we will pump more in future as per the need,” CM said.

 

CM Narendra Modi compared the campus of GNLU as mini-India, as students from almost all states of India come here to study. He said the university will surely make its place in India’s topmost universities thanks to its campus, and its building.

CM recalled late Supreme Court lawyer Shri Kiritbhai Parikh and late Law minister of Gujarat Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt on this occasion and said, these two persons had worked hard to set up this university, but both of them are not here at this time.

CM said the next goal is to make this campus a green campus. He talked about importance of Lok Adalats that provide justice just for 35 paise. He also talked about how in last one decade Gujarat has offered three new universities, namely Gujarat Forensic University, Gujarat National Law University and Raksha Shakti University to the nation.

- Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau 

 
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