A legal awareness program was conducted by Legal Services Committee in Sheth M.S. Bhanawala High School, Valad on Tuesday, 10th October 2017. The session was conducted by Abhishek Vyas, Aashka Shah, Shashwat Srivastava and Nihal Deo. A total of 229 students from 9th and 10th standard were present for the legal awareness programme.
Abhishek Vyas started session by giving a brief introduction of LSC, GNLU. He then took few inputs from the students about their understanding of the term ‘law’ and talked about the importance of constitution. After which, he talked about fundamental rights and duties of the citizens.
It was an interactive session where the members continuously tried to take inputs from students on their understanding of rights and duties. Stress was laid on we as citizens not forgetting to perform our duties. Abhishek also explained Article 14 and Article 15 of the Indian Constitution by taking few interesting examples for easy understanding of students.
Then, Aashka Shah took over to explain the article 21 and article 21A. She explained the students why these two are so important. She made them understand that right to life includes aspects such as right to live with dignity, right to clean environment etc. She then elaborated about the fundamental duties that every citizen should perform.
Abhishek again took over to briefly throw light on the topic of consumer rights. Towards the end, students and staff members were informed about Legal Aid Clinic of Gujarat National Law University. The event ended by a vote of thanks by the Principle of the School to the Legal Services Committee of GNLU.
(Written by Nihal Deo and edited by Jayaditya Mallik)