A two day festival “Just-Ice – Law has never been so cool” commenced yesterday at Bandra’s Rizvi Law College. The theme of the festival is “The Earth has Music for those who listen … Save”. The festival is in its 10thyear. It was inaugurated on 25th February by Dr. Naresh Chandra, Acting Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University. Dr. Chandra urged the Academic Community “to deliver results within 15 days after completion of the last exam”. He told the academic community to “come up with 5 best educational reforms to orient students in the next academic year”. He also said the students should feel free to contact him with their grievances. An Open House has been organized on 3rd March at the University’s Examination House to interact with students. Mr. Y.K. Baramatikar, Director, Khadi Village Industries Commission was present along with principals, educationists and student of various colleges.
Yesterday, a Parliamentary debate was held on the topic of “Is IT (Information Technology) legitimate for environmental campaign groups to use ecological terrorism to achieve their goals”. Panelists judging the debate were H.E. Mr. Pule Malefane, Consul General of South Africa, Adv. Waris Pathan, MLA and Ms. Anjali Damania (AAP). Dr. Daisy Alexander, Principal, Rizvi Law College said “this year’s festival is dedicated to environment and is in sync with Prime Ministers concept of Swach Bharat Abhiyaan. Prof. Sunil John, Vice Principal, said that “this festival was entirely organized by the student community”. Political Science Prof. Al-Nasser Zakaria said “the idea behind the parliamentary debate was to instill a sense of leadership skills in the student fraternity”. Furthermore, he said that “such debates enrich the mind and encourage youngsters to get into the political process thereby increasing the level of political discourse our country desperately needs”.
Street Dance, Street Play, Fashion Show, Poster Making, Photography, Beat Boxing, Box Cricket, Rink Football were organized. Those participating in this festival included students from Government Law College, D.Y. Patil Law College, Ruia College, NMIMS College of Law, Amity College of Law, PGCL, JCCL etc. to mention a few.