Legal literacy workshop

The Oriental College of Law in association with Yaswantrao Prathisthan organised a Legal Literacy Workshop on 22nd September under the guidance of Principal Dr. P.Y. Gaonkar and Adv. Dr. Prakash Deshmukh. The occasion was graced by the Hon’ble Justice of Bombay High Court Shir. Prakash D. Naik along with and other members of Yaswantrao Prathisthan.

The workshop began by welcoming the Justice and other speakers of the day with lightening of lamp and Saraswati Vandana. The Managing Director, Oriental Education Society, Mr. Waseem Khan was also present to grace the occasion.

The programme was carried further by felicitation of the Chief Guest and other Speaker. Thereafter, Principal, Oriental College of Law, Dr. P.Y. Gaonkar delivered the welcome address, then the Chief Guest Enlightened our Students with his valuable words of wisdom and knowledge. The Occasion moved forward with various speaker such as Adv. Vinayak Kamble, member- Yashwantrao Chavan, legal aid centre, Adv. Thokale, member, spoke on Constitution, Adv. Kenjalkar, member, who spoke on Indian Penal Code, Adv. Mr & Mrs. Samant who spoke on Police Station Procedure, Adv. J.B. Patil, who spoke on Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, Adv Talekar, Consumer Protection and Dr. Deshmukh, who spoke on Senior Citizens Act, 2005. Such varied and eminent speaker spoke on different legal aspect in India. Further, the sessions of workshops were open for the question by the students and the queries from the students were clarified by the eminent speaker.

The Workshop successfully ended with the help of teaching, non-teaching and students with the distribution of their Certificate. The workshop was concluded with the rise of national anthem.

Workshop on “Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

A workshop had been held at Oriental College of Law, Sanpada on Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. This Workshop was enlightened by the likes of Padmashree Dr. Sharad Kale, Scientist at BARC who is renowned for his research and expertise over protection and preservation of environment. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Prof. Javed Khan, Mrs. Humera Khan (trustee) and Principal Dr. Nusrat Ali Hashmi. The function started with lighting ceremony followed by an excellent speech from Padmashree Dr.Sharad Kale. He very specifically focused on how people as citizens can contribute to the progress of increasing the environmental cover; simple measures such as planting trees; segregating and ensuring waste management; using drinking water sparingly, etc. His down to earth attitude and humbling personality won many applauds.

According to him, learning is a continuous process and the one who stops doing so is bound by the circle of ignorance. He also mentioned how India as a tropical country should maintain its audacity in preserving the environment and said that simple efforts from the end of youth can surely help in achieving this goal in the long run. ‘NISARGRUNA’- an initiative to reuse waste has been campaigning at the behest of Dr. Sharad Kale since the last 40 years. This initiative aims at generating power from waste thereby making waste a useful component to be put into use than being thrown away. Dr. Sharad Kale also added that waste is not waste but it is the combination of by products which should be given back to nature for recycling.

The audio visual on ‘NISARGRUNA’ showed impressive and easy to apply techniques to make proper installations for treating waste efficiently and effectively right from buildings to large scale industries.

After this, Prof. Javed Khan, ex-education Minister of Maharashtra and President of Oriental Education Society imparted knowledge on how to lead an inspirational life and also mentioned the fact that students should participate in such activities which shall ensure the development and well-being of the society.

Overall the painstaking efforts of the teachers and students made the workshop a memorable one. None of this would have been possible without the initiative taken by Dr. Nusrat Ali Hashmi, Principal of Oriental College of Law.