CJI advises law graduates to show compassion for mankind

CJI advises law graduates to show compassion for mankind

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit on Sunday advised students studying in law institutes to heed every suggestion and have compassion for mankind and society. Addressing the 14th convocation of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), the CJI said that the capacity building of a person never stops and one keeps on learning till death.

The CJI is also the Chancellor of this university. Justice Lalit told the law graduates, "Pay attention to every suggestion, from here you will get great inspiration." He exhorted the students to continue studying and add new dimensions to their personalities. The CJI said that the qualities of capacity building in various fields and a sense of compassion for mankind never let a person fail to find a solution to any problem. He said that as a lawyer one never gives up on becoming a law student.

He further said that as a professional, an educationist, and a judge, with every passing day and year one keeps on learning, but the foundation of it lies in the legal institutions. Justice Lalit said law graduates after coming out of the university and stepping into the world should try to give back more than what they have received from society. Chief Justice of Bangladesh Hassan Foyez Siddiqui was the special guest at the convocation.

Justice Siddiqui in his address said that law graduates can choose various professions from law to civil service and they should do every profession with passion, dignity, and respect. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the chief guest at the convocation, congratulated the passed-out students and described the day as historic for them.

He said that lawyers should come forward to ensure freedom of expression. Professor Shubhashish Choudhary, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay delivered the convocation address. WBNUJS Vice Chancellor Nirmal Kanti Chakraborty said that 400 students received their degrees, out of which 270 students were present at the function.

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