Governing Council of Sikkim National Law University meets

Gangtok, 28 Jun [IPR]:

The first meeting of the Governing Council of Sikkim National Law University [SNLU] held at the conference hall of High Court of Sikkim in Gangtok today discussed the future course of action for the establishment of SNLU.

Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Satish K Agnihotri, who is also the Chancellor of SNLU, in his opening remarks described all the basic aspects of the establishment of the Law University and advised to develop and produce advocates as social engineers who are not just confined to book-based written syllabus.

Justice Agnihotri led the coordination of the interactive session and discussed and advised on various components of Sikkim National Law University Act 2018 including recruitment of Vice Chancellor of the University, Constitution of the Executive Council, Statutes of Regulations, establishment of Bar Council of Sikkim, framing of policies and faculties, infrastructures, etc.

Minister for Human Resource Development Department, RB Subba, expressed gratitude to the Chief Justice for his dynamic efforts in expansion of the court to every nook and corner of the State and expressed hope that underprivileged people will benefit from the same in their nearby areas. He also gave his invaluable inputs with regard to the establishment of SNLU.

Minister for Health, IPR and Printings Departments, Arjun Kumar Ghatani, who was representing as nominee of Finance Minister, Government of Sikkim, shared his happiness and congratulated the house for new beginning towards establishment of SNLU.

“The State Government under yjr visionary leadership of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is fully committed to extend all support and cooperation to establish the university at best level,” he added.

Likewise, Judge, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Bhaskar Raj Pradhan, underlined the purpose of establishment of the university as a contribution to nation building and highlighted on the need for the university in the State to give further impetus to education.

Professor Arun Diwaker Nath Bajpai [Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyala, Jabalpur, MP], Professor JP Tamang [Vice Chancellor, Sikkim University], Lieutenant General [Dr] Venkatesh [Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University], Tej Bahadur Thapa [Senior Advocate] and Vibudhendra Mishra [Advocate, High Court of Jabalpur] also actively participated in an open discussion with their suggestions and inputs.

Earlier, Additional Chief Secretary, GP Upadhyaya, proposed the welcome address and updated on the progress made in the initial stage.