In times adverse as such, with the strength of our Constitution, the existence and successful survival of our ‘Democracy’ is the most celebrated fact about India. To reinforce the significance and importance of the Constitution, the government of India declared 26th November as Constitution Day on 19th November 2015 by gazette notification in remembrance of the Father of the Indian Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
In the premises of Alliance University, Bangalore, the occasion was celebrated with all its solemnity in presence of the Hon’ble Justice Mr. N. Santosh Hegde as a Chief Guest, Mr. Abhay G. Chebbi, Pro-Chancellor of Alliance University, Dr. Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Alliance University and the student-faculty members of Alliance University Legal Services Clinic (AULSC).
The Hon'ble Justice Mr. N. Santosh Hegde visited the Alliance University Legal Services Clinic (AULSC) and admired the working of the legal aid cell. He shared some insights with clinic members on the pending litigations and the discouraged system of appeals in the court. While presenting his autograph, Mr. Abhay G. Chebbi, Pro-Chancellor of Alliance University, welcomed him with a token of remembrance and a bouquet.
In his speech on the ‘Constitution of India-A real-life scenario’, Justice Mr. N. Santosh Hegde, emphasized problems prevalent in our society and solutions provided by the three- pillars of the constitution that are Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary. The speech focused on youth to drive changes in the future by understanding the loopholes and situations of the present. He shared his personal experiences related to the menace of corruption engulfing our nation while serving the Indian Judiciary and stressed the importance of humanity over money and power.
Hon’ble Justice Hegde also spoke on the meaning of the preamble and fundamental rights and explained the constitutional philosophy through principles of Democracy, Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Lastly, he spoke at length on constitutional rights and advised the audience to be the change of the Country. His speech was highly commended by all present at the event.
Further, Advocate Firdosh Karachiwala, a well-known Advocate, Solicitor, Arbitrator, and Mediator, expressed his views on the democracy of India in the present life. Further proceedings witnessed a direct interaction of students with the chief Guest, where students asked multiple questions regarding Constitution of India and how they can contribute to towards the welfare of democratic India.
As the celebrations concluded, a token of remembrance was presented to the Chief Guest by Dr. Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Alliance University, and a vote of thanks by Dr. Kiran Gardner, Dean of Alliance School of Law.