Apart from capitalizing on the age of information, students and young legal professionals could create ideas and innovate, thereby improving current methods and systems. Delivering the convocation address of the Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University held virtually on Sunday, CJI-to-be and Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana advised students to adopt the approach of Winston Churchill, former prime minister of Britain who said “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, but an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”, for achieving the goals of their life. Justice Ramana highlighted the responsibility of teachers and educational institutions to train students in nation-building. The ultimate purpose of education was to combine perception and patience, emotion and intellect, and substance and morals, he remarked.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof S Surya Prakash, after making opening remarks, presented the annual reports cover the last four years. Justice Arup Kumar Goswami officially opened the convocation and conferred the degrees. The university awarded two LLD degrees, four Ph.D. degrees, 28 LLM degrees and 418 LLB degrees at the convocation.
Hailing the exemplary life of Damodaram Sanjivayya, Justice NV Ramana stated that he was a man of integrity, a multi-faceted personality, and a selfless politician responsible for many path-breaking initiatives, including the setting up Anti Corruption Bureau to check corruption in government offices. He strove for ensuring transparent and corruption-free administration, Justice Ramana said.
The Judge quoted Martin Luther King Jr who said “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically”. The Judge said that intelligence + character was the goal of true education. The education system was efficient enough to build the character of students. So, “to achieve the desired results, each one of us should make a collective effort to revamp the education system,” he said. He quoted Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, a former US Supreme Court Judge, who said “The life of Law is not Logic, but it is experiencing”. The Judge stated that this simple statement gave one the idea to understand Law and its functioning in society. The goal of the Law Schools was to make a Law Graduate socially relevant and technically sound, he added.