Inaugural Ceremony -5th National Moot Court Competition, 2017 (21 Sep,2017)

IMS Unison University’s 5th National Moot Court Competition, 2017 proceeded apace in all its grandeur with the inauguration ceremony today graced by Chief Guest Honorable Lt. Gen. Madan Mohan Lakhera, Ex. Governor of Mizoram and Pondicherry, India. 
The exuberant day the event began with the registration of the participants who received kits sponsored by SCC online.  The inaugural ceremony commenced with the welcome address by Professor Dr. Brij Mohan Dimri, Dean, School of Law, who stated that Moot Courts form an essential part of Clinical Legal Education which plays a vital role in transforming lawyers.  Overall, he emphasized on the path of candour and righteousness that a lawyer should walk on. 
This was followed by an overview of the competition given by Dr. Saroj Bohra, HOD, School of Law. She apprised the audience about the format of this edition of Moot Court which requires an expertise on Constitutional Law, legislations on Scheduled Caste and Tribes and contempt of court. She also announced that the 42 participating teams will be competing for Cash prizes Rs.30,000 and Special Student Access Cards by Event Knowledge Partners EBC and SCC Online Web Edition total worth Rs 2,07,000 and special training sessions for all the participants by Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, Vice President (Mktg. & Sales), SCC Online and his team
 Dr. R.K. Pandey, Vice Chancellor expressed his gratitude to the Chief Guest for adding lustre to the event by his presence and also extended his greetings to all the participants from esteemed universities across the length and breadth of the country. He looked forward to hear what radical young minds think on such vital issues and advised the students to throw “more light and less heat” in their arguments.
Dr. M.P. Jain, Chancellor, further enlightened the afternoon by stating that in advocacy in India the length of argument is more important, while in USA fixed time is allotted to lawyers to argue their cases. This is the reason behind pendency of cases in India and the Indian judicial system needs reformation. He stated that it is easier to speak in length than in brief. 
Honorable Chief Guest Lt. Gen. Madan Mohan Lakhera, Ex. Governor of Mizoram and Pondicherry, in his adrenalizing declamation spoke on the conflict between executive and judiciary and their encroachment in each other’s territory on grounds of incompetency. Besides knowledge of law, he asked students to pay heed to generality of human behavior too. He taught students that advocacy is all about how arguments are marshaled and projected to convince judges.  He wished all the participants luck for the competition. He ended his address, by reminding all the students, that lawyer must know beyond the law & enlarge their vision.

The ceremony was concluded by a Vote of thanks given by Ms. Divya Singh Rathore, Faculty Convener, Moot court Society, and presentation of mementoes to all the Chief Guests. 
Draw of lots and memorial exchange took place for the preliminary rounds of the Moot Court Competition this was followed by Researcher test to adjudge the best researcher. The very dynamic first day of the competition ended with the students of School of Law presenting a delightful cultural evening.  
Among the 42 participating teams are Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow, Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, National University of Study and Research, Ranchi, Gujarat National Law University, Government Law College, Mumbai, Amity Law School, Noida, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, School Of Excellence In Law, Chennai, Aligarh Muslim University, Pun jab University, Bhartiya Vidya Peeth, Pune; Baba Sahib Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow; Delhi University beside others.