TheWitnessStand: Life At RGNLU
When you are at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, you know that it’s not all about the academics; we have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities from mooting, debating, theatre to sports. Every day from 4-7 PM we have parliamentary debate sessions held by the Literary and Debating Committee. The boys generally like playing basketball or football on the campus field. We have drama practice for those interested in exploring the world of expressions and emotions.
The fresher’s have a load of activities to occupy their time. From the fresher’s moot intra to the intra parliamentary debate to orientation sessions for the moots, projects and debates to workshop demo sessions for adjudication, boy are they kept busy. The Football League, tennis League, Cricket league, Basketball league, all promote intra and inter batch familiarity and sportsmanship. Events are also organized for the girls like Table Tennis, gully cricket and basketball. We also have a tradition of watching ‘interesting’ cricket matches like India-Pak or South Africa and India on the big screen (both boys and girls) in one of the halls in the college, sometimes, the teachers join us too.
We also have research centers for humanitarian law, consumer protection, labor law, criminal law, economics, social sciences and an initiative by the some of the students to teach the children of the laborers on campus. There is also a Punjab chapter opened by Increasing Diversity by Increasing Awareness (IDIA) in our campus to help those underprivileged children who wish to write CLAT and are unable to due to financial and familial constraints. We have committees like the literary committee to organize fests, MUN’s and other competitions. We also collaborate with a lot of universities and organizations to conduct Moots and essays. The International Justice Mission (IJM) has a tie-up with our Labor research centre to conduct field work and also essays and other competitions.
For those who want, this campus has a lot of activities to offer but as they as say, for the unenlightened mind, nothing will appeal even if it is right in front of their eyes.
About the Author:
Riya Prem Raaj, is a final year law student at RGNUL , Patiala of Corporate Law Honors. She is an avid reader and has a passion for debating. Mooting interests her but debating is her forte. Fantasy is her world and books her home.