5th National Moot Court Competition: Wordplay at its Best
SGT University’s Faculty of Law organized 5th National Moot Court Competition on February 7, 2019, which ended on February 9, 2019. Some of the known dignitaries from the world of law were present at the three-day event namely – Hon’ble Justice (Dr.) Bharat Bhushan Prasoon, Former Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and Mr. P.K. Malhotra, Former Secretary, Ministry of Law to show the right path to the law aspirants. The event commenced with the welcome speech being delivered by Prof. (Dr.) R H Gorane, Dean -Faculty of Law, SGT University. This moot court competition witnessed the participation of 36 teams from all over the country where 12 teams qualified for quarterfinal round.
On the final day of the event, some of the eminent judges namely – Advocate Vidhi Gupta, Advocate Vinay Pandey, Advocate Sandeep Jindal and Advocate Muish Sharma were present to boost the morale of the participants. Moreover, all these eminent judges were also honored at the event.
Among the 12 teams qualified for the quarterfinal round, only 8 could make through the semifinals. The judges who made the decision for the final round were, Advocate KuljeetRawa, Advocate Divya Jyoti Jaipuriar, and Advocate Jugal Wadhwa.
The final day of the event was also marked with the presence of Honourable Former Chief Justice of India Shree Dipak Misra. In his intriguing speech, he emphasized the importance of such moot courts and stated that one factor that made these moot courts special was interaction with the young blood. In his speech, he also stated that ‘’We need to look for diversity in the country. In other words, we should seek to live in a society where everyone lived in harmony with each other.’’
The speech also highlighted on overcoming the corrupting power of praise and working laboriously. He explicated that ‘Silence can be eloquent and dangerous, so it is important not to be silent in argumentative cases and present one’s point’ which caught everyone’s attention.
The 5th National Moot court was indeed an interactive one. The aspiring lawyers of tomorrow learnt a lesson or two in mooting. It was a tiny, yet substantial, a step taken towards a brighter future and a better society.