Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU) celebrated its 1st Foundation Day at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra said; “It was always a dream for our government that we should have institutes of national repute for imparting legal education and the government decided to have 3 such institutions at Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur. I am happy that we could start the first one at Mumbai. MNLU has offered you an opportunity to be part of a mechanism which caters to the youth of India and I am sure you will use it to the fullest.”
He further announced that the Government of Maharashtra is going to start an International Arbitration Centre in Mumbai as there is a huge scope for it, as most global companies have their presence here.
Vinod Tawde Minister of Higher & Technical Education expressed his desire that MNLU should include certain other novel disciplines such as International Maritime law and International Humanitarian law.
He also lauded the efforts of University for its launch of maiden newsletter, “NYUSURETA”
Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai also expressed his hope that the new university would produce lots of talented professional.
“We welcome MNLU, the presence of university at the campus will encourage dialogue/ conversations and engagement amongst students from both institutes and also offer opportunity to learn from each other. In a country like India, optimum utilization of resources (sharing attitude) at educational institutes will not only be beneficial to students but also contribute in growth of the economy as a whole,” said Dr. S. Parasuraman, Director, TISS said
Rahul Shewale, MP (Lok Sabha), Shri Tukaram Kathe MLA, several Judges, Lawyers, TISS Faculty Members and Students as well as esteemed parents of the MNLU students participated in the event.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Yashraj Samant President, Student Bar Council, MNLU Mumbai. The event was followed by a cultural event by the students of the University which mesmerized all.