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A Visit To National Law School Of India University, Bangalore

On 26th January, 2017, Students from St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) along with Professor Jerome Nirmal Raj visited National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, for a one day seminar on Child Education, Child Rights, and Right to food and Juvenile Justice. It was intended to make the students aware about the rights of the child. It was a part of the Legal Literacy certificate course.


On occasion of Republic day, the diurnal course stared with flag hoisting. It was followed by meeting the Vice- Chancellor of NLSIU, Mr. R. Venkata Rao. Ms.Ashwini then led the students for the campus tour and a visit to the library.

Dr. Sarasu briefed the participants about the structure of the seminar.

The first session’s discourse was based upon Child Education, which highlighted the significance of our mother tongue and the finances spent by the government of India for education propositions. The speaker also spoke about Kothari commission as well as the provisions of Right to education act.

The second session was established upon Child Rights and Protection of children from sexual offences act (POCSO), 2012. The speaker articulated about criminal offences, child abuse and harassment. It also highlighted Section 164 and focused on care and protection of a child.

The third session was based on Right to food, since this has been legislated recently by the government in the year 2015. It informed the students about availability, adequacy, accessibility, sustainability and dignity to get food and also about the National food security act of 2013. It exhibited the fault lines in the implementation of the act.

The fourth session was based on Juvenile Justice Act and Juvenile Justice Board. It portrayed the criminal offences, the procedures of registering it as well as rehabilitation of the juveniles. The psychological aspect was also dealt with.

All the sessions ended with the open house where students as well the speakers had deliberate discussions on the topics. Vote of thanks for each session was given respectively by Vinay, Kritika, Shalom and Yogeshwar. The Vice- Chancellor made a valedictory address and presented each participant with a group photograph. Keshav, gratefully acknowledged and thanked Venkata Rao for the hospitality and facilities, and concluded the daylong seminar.

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