New Delhi: Amity Law School, Delhi organized first edition of the Youth Summit at University Campus, Sector-125, Noida which witnessed simulation of six exhilarating committees and the finest quality of debate and diplomacy.
The event introduced students to some of the crucial issues happening across the globe and provided them a platform to exhibit their understanding related to the agendas of the conference and then come up with the solutions of the same. Apart from this, the deliberations in the summit were directed towards grooming students for higher research and oratory skills.
The Summit was inaugurated by Former Union Minister Sh. Kapil Sibbal, who shared his views with the students regarding the education system in India and stressed that budding lawyers should have courage, conviction and thorough knowledge of facts to avoid getting misled. He inspired the students for seeking the righteous path of courage and truth through mastering in the knowledge of facts.
Sharing his views on “Stalling of Parliament”, he proposed that one day in the week should be reserved for the opposition parties to deliberate upon the issues so that stalling of parliament can be avoided
Addressing the students, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation and President, Amity Law School, Delhi stated that two day Youth Summit provided a good learning platform for students wherein they not only acted as delegates but also tried to propose solutions to the problems faced by the world. Dr. Chauhan advised students to take International experience as much as they can which would help them to become globally sought after professionals.
The Summit comprised of 6 Committees-3 International and 3 National wherein students acting as delegates discussed various issues of National and International relevance such as “Deployment of lethal autonomous Robots in State Militaries” under General Assembly, “Legality of NATO intervention in Libya” under NATO, “Chronic Poverty Reduction in rural areas” under United Nations Development Program (UNDP), “Review of Capital Punishment” under Law Commission, “Formulating a Law to check stalling of Parliament” under Lok Sabha and “Agricultural Reforms” under Citizens’ Reforms and also proposed solutions to the same.
Sharing his views during the Valediction ceremony , Sh. Salman Khurshid, Former External Affair Minister, Government of India commended students for putting in tremendous efforts in discussing and debating the topics under various Committees. He advised youth to be aspirational rather than being argumentative and bring glory to their University and motherland. Responding to a controversy surrounding the fee to be paid to noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani for defending Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case, Sh. Khurshid stated, “In everything you do, including prevention of corruption, one must identify whether it is in personal capacity or official capacity- ie. Proprietorship of capacity. Competence has a great deal to do with values.”
While commenting on the need to do away with “Death Penalty”, Sh. Salman Khurshid said, “death penalty should be put to death in our legislation”.
In United Nations General Assembly, Ayaan Mudra Raksaha from Khalsa College was declared Best Delegate and Shrish Kohli from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi’ was honored with “High Commendation Award”
In United Nations Development Programme, Soumya and Sanya Khurana from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi were honored as “Best Delegates” and Vishvesh Seoran from Amity School of Engineering and Technology received “High Commendation Award”
In Lok Sabha, Tushar Deswal from SGTB Khalsa received “Best Delegate Award” and Aadarsh Pratap Singh from SGTB Khalsa received “High Commendation Award”.
In Law Commission, Rahul Saini from Campus Law Centre, DU was awarded “Best Delegate Award” and Chetan Pathak was given “High Commendation Award”.
In Citizen’s Dialogue, “Best Delegate Award” was lifted by Divyank Kumar from Amity Law School, Delhi and Gagandeep Singh from SGTB Khalsa received “High Commendation Award”.
Hundreds of students from schools (Class IX onwards) including St. Mark’s Senior Secondary School- Delhi, Father Agnel School- Noida, Cambridge School- Indirapuram, DPS- Indirapuram, Bluebells Kailash Colony, DPS Indirapuram, Scholars’ Rosery, Delhi, Ryan International Delhi, Modern School, Delhi and Colleges such as DME- Delhi, Jindal University, Kurukshetra University, KIET Ghaziabad, Faculty of Law DU, MSIT Delhi, Jaypee Institute of Technology, Madhusudan Law College Cuttak, Saveetha School of Law Tamil Nadu, Lady Sri Ram -DU, SRM University- Chennai, IMS Dehradun and RMNLU Patiala participated in the Summit.