For many decades, the scope of the law has been continuously developing and becoming more accessible and useful to the community and the people in general. PU through its Faculty of Law has been continuously making efforts to support local societies and communities in raising socially responsible generations through legal awareness initiatives. In line with this agenda, Parul Institute of Law in collaboration with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India organized a legal awareness program on access to justice, “Tele Law” and “Nyaya Bandhu”. One of the core objectives of the awareness program was to equip the youth of India with knowledge of their power to give justice to the disadvantaged and underprivileged and to unify them in a common goal of ensuring the welfare of humanity.
This was an enriching experience for PU's Law students as an awareness program of such a magnitude was the first of its kind in Gujarat. The event was graced by the presence of Ms. Shikha Hundal, Ms. Sneha Sharma representatives from the Dept of Justice, and Dr. M N Patel Provost of PU. The honorable guests enlightened the students with a wealth of knowledge that goes beyond the classroom by sharing their insights. Ms. Shikha shared her expertise on the subject of Tele Law while Ms. Sneha shared about the youth's role in the mission for access to justice. Additionally the University's provost, Dr. M N Patel shared his experiences relating to legal issues that he has witnessed during his career journey ahead of various institutions and laid emphasis on the significance of legal awareness amongst the citizens in the country.
In continuation, Ms. Shikha illuminated the need for law students to reach people from all classes by providing free legal aid and assistance through the department’s innovative scheme called Pro Bono Associates. “Law students have the obligation and responsibility of reaching out to the society and communities as they possess a powerful potential to change the world and be the voice of the voiceless. We are grateful to the Department of Justice for working with us on this initiative and we look forward to working together in numerous Pro Bono initiatives in the coming future. Such initiatives will ensure quality law graduates with an exposure to the legal needs of the society”, said the Faculty of Law’s Dean and Director, Dr. Akil Saiyed.