Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wish all the Blog Readers a Very Happy New Year 2015

If we could stop for a minute to solve real problems facing humanity, instead of imaginary problems mystified with complex mathematics and vocabulary, we may be convinced to realize that education would have been one of the most luxurious adventures of mankind. If we don't have time to read a book in the New Year 2015, at least let us read and inculcate the thoughts of this message. It may make us think, to think is to expand, to expand is to gain and the thought process goes on. If we look on the bright side of things, we shall find enough to make us cheerful and happy. The most powerful thing in life... is our thinking, which has ability to change any situation. We often make two mistakes in our search of inner peace... focusing on things we cannot change, and ignoring things we can change.
As we all know that if we give smiles, they will be returned to us; if we speak pleasant, cheerful words, they will be spoken to us again. Our own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams we want to realize. Our words are the greatest power we have. The words we choose and their use establish the life we experience. Therefore let us live our moments for what we are, not for what we may become. Let us always find time to tell those people we love, that we love them, care for them, or whatever they mean to us in our life. Life is precious, and we need to be grateful for each day we are given. We should not have only dreams but set goals and achieve what we would otherwise dream! Let us smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Time heals all wounds, but only wisdom keeps them from reopening.
Making hundreds of friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend like you who will stand by our side even when thousands are against us. The limitations of us are our own creation, designed to provide cover for our unwillingness to try. We should never be afraid to change our vision, set new goals, and challenge ourselves. Life is best experienced without boundaries; so let us live each day ceremoniously. In fact we are not bound to succeed, but we are bound to live by the light that we have. Let us stand with those whose stands are right, and remain with them while they are right. Let us seize the present opportunity; work with dedication and sincerity and enjoy it; this is the best reward that we can give to ourselves.  As we all came here, into this life, with our own music to play; each of us our own set of notes. Let's all play together nicely so that the world becomes a sweet music along the manuscript of life.

With these few words i wish you, your family and friends a very happy and successful year ahead.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Biggest Achievements of wining 10 National Awards by Students of UPES College of Legal Studies in a Single Week

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1. Bagged Best Delegation Award in the Jaypee University Yuth Parliamentary Debate Competition 2014
2. Bagged Best Researcher Award in the National Moot Court Competition 2014  IP University Delhi
3. Bagged Runner up Trophy in the International Moot Court Competition 2014 Seedling Law School, University of Rajasthan
4. Bagged 2nd Best and 4th best Researcher Awards in the Surana & Surana Technology Law Moot Court Competition 2014, Symbiosis University Pune.
5. Qualified Asian Rounds of the FDI International Moot Court Competition to participate in the final rounds at USA
6. 5 students got final placements offer today by Price Waterhouse & Coopers
7. Bagged 6 other individual prizes at different fronts by beating various renowned Law Schools and Law Universities.
Students are rocking!.

Monday, June 30, 2014

S L Bhojegowda now Vice-Chairman of Bar Council of India

Mr. Bhojegowda, an advocate from Karnataka, has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of Bar Council of India, New Delhi.

Bhojegowda, hailing from Chikmagalur, has been practicing law for the last two decades.
He was elected to Karnataka State Bar Council earlier and then in 2013 into Bar Council of India, New Delhi, thus creating history of being the first-ever advocate from Karnataka to be elected as the Vice-Chairman of Bar Council of India.


Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Much Awaited Anti Corruption Law the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill 2011 Has Got President of India's Assent

Today, 1st January, 2014 India received its big New Year gift as President Pranab Mukherjee signed the long awaited Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 which has now become a law. The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 17th December, 2013 and by the Lok Sabha on 18th December, 2013. The Lok Sabha secretariat on 31st December, 2013 sent to the Law Ministry a copy of the Bill which has been signed by Speaker Meira Kumar. The Bill was then forwarded to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the Presiden.
The much-awaited law is providing for creation of an anti-graft watchdog which will bring under its purview even the Prime Minister with certain safeguards. Now the Secretary Legislative Department in the Law Ministry will sign it and send it for publication in the official gazette. Once the bill is notified in the official gazette it will become a force of law.
The Bill aims to set up institution of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states by law enacted by respective legislatures within one year of coming into force of the Act. The Bill was first passed by the Lok Sabha at the end of the winter session of 2011.  But it was challenged and highly debated in Rajya Sabha. Later, a select committee of the Rajya Sabha had suggested changes in the Bill, most of which which were incorporated and approved by the Union Cabinet. Following the amendments, the Rajya Sabha had passed the bill.
The Lokpal had become a bone of contention among ruling Congress, opposition BJP and civil societies with each one of them wanting to make changes in it to make it more effective. But only future will tell us the effectiveness of the new law. As we know from our past experience in India that every organisation which is created to regulate the corruption becomes corrupt itself in due course of time. This is due to the mindset of the people and the lengthy procedures existing in the country and lack of clarity in accountability of the people who run these systems. Though people complain about rampant corruption at every location in the system but the same people don't hesitate to bribe to get their things done as they desire. Unless we the people who shout a lot about corruption get united themselves and stop resorting to do wrong practices, there can't be reduction of corruption in the country. Any number of anti-corruption laws cannot stop it.  Unless there is serious focus on streamlining the systems to make it people friendly and defined accountability, corruption can't get curtailed down. There are also other factors responsible for rampant corruption. The unreasonable delay in resolving the legal disputes where it takes 10 to 20 years to complete the judicial proceedings.

 Let us see upto what extent the Lokpal will be able to check the corruption in the prevailing circumstances. But only time will tell us its litmus test.