Amity Varsity confers honorary degrees on legal luminaries

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 12:31 hrs

Amity University on Thursday held a special convocation during which, they honored two legal luminaries - S.P. Gupta, Advocate General, Uttar Pradesh and Rajiv Nayar, Senior Advocate at the Delhi High Court with Doctorate Degrees in Law (Honoris Causa) here.

Atul Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, declared the convocation open and Dr. B Shukla- Acting Vice Chancellor, Amity University, presented the honorary degrees to the recipients.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr, Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group, praised the recipients and referred to both as trailblazers of legal profession and great visionaries, who have dedicated their lives to this profession.

Dr. Chauhan shared his vision and mission of making Amity one of the top educational institutions of the world by providing the best of Western education enriched with best of Eastern sanskaars, traditions and culture in Amity Institutions.

In his acceptance speech, Gupta stressed that great educational institutions like Amity are on the way to surpass the past glory of old and established universities, including Allahabad University, where he himself has studied.

Lauding the perseverance, passion, vision and imagination of Dr. Chauhan towards bringing a revolution in education, he described Amity as a truly incredible academic institution which has grown by leaps and bounds.

He also highlighted the changes taking place in legal education over the years.

While admitting that law students today are better aware and equipped, he said there is a decline of ethics in the legal profession.

He called upon the law teachers to instill a belief in students that law has to be practiced with honesty, integrity and dignity, without being carried away by the temptations of making easy money in a short span of time.

He affirmed that success of a lawyer depends upon his information and knowledge of law and his ability to present the case, rather than legal background of the lawyer.

Mr. Rajiv Nayar also thanked Amity University for awarding him the doctorate degree.

He complemented Dr. Ashok Chauhan and Amity University for their immense contribution to the legal profession by grooming over 3, 500 budding lawyers who are enrolled in the law schools of Amity.

Sharing his success mantras, Nayar said: "Nothing succeeds like being honest to oneself and have a sense of integrity."

He advised the budding lawyers to be patient and not run after quick money and gains. He commended Amity University for teaching students that if they are sincere to themselves, they will be successful in their lives. (ANI)




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