Inaugural of the NCI-NLSIU Human Rights in India course
The inaugural of the Human Rights in India course (alternately titled 'Landscape of Rights in the Indian Legal Order') was held this Monday in the presence of 19 students from Nordic member universities. The Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University, Prof. R. Venkata Rao graced the occasion by providing the inaugural address. This was followed by remarks from Prof. M K Ramesh, Professor of Law at NLSIU and Chair Professor (Urban Poor and the Law) who is the coordinator of the course, Prof. Avinash Govindjee, Professor of Law at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Mr. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj, Assistant Professor of Law at NLSIU, and Christabel Royan of the Nordic Centre in India. The entire ceremony was facilitated by Dr. Sairam Bhat, Associate Professor & Coordinator for Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) and the Environmental Law Clinic, who is also the co coordinator of the course. There was a traditional welcome provided to the students by Ms. Veada Noopura, Research Officer, Mr. Divyesh Pratap, Research Assistant, and Ms. Baba, Secretary of CEERA and Commons Cells. Students witnessed the ceremonial lighting of the lamp to symbolically invite knowledge to dispel the darkness caused by ignorance. It was a good start to a very exciting four week experience for students.
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