Janardan Bhagat Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha’s, Bhagubai Changu Thakur College of Law had organized study tour to Delhi – Kullu – Manali (Supreme Court of India, Parliament, Bar Council of India) from 24th February 2019 to 3rd March 2019. It was the first occasion for the College to organize Study Tour to Supreme Court. After seeking permission from the Management, Dr. Mrs. Shitala Shreekant Gavand, Principal, Bhagubai Changu Thakur College of Law took initiative for organizing this study tour and secured all necessary prior permission of the respective authorities.
Due to prior planning and its proper execution, the students got opportunity to witness the actual legal proceedings in Supreme Court and also got opportunity to witness the submissions made in the matter of Ayodhya Case, which is being heard by the Constitutional Bench of five judges comprising of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Hon’ble Justice Shri. S. A. Bobde, Hon’ble Justice Shri. D. Y. Chandrachud, Hon’ble Justice Shri. Ashok Bhushan and Hon’ble Justice Shri. Abdul Nazeer.
24/2/2019 – Students and staff gathered at Bandra Terminus and boarded 12216 Garibrath Express and at 12:45 pm proceeded towards Delhi. The games like dumb sheraz, antakshri, etc. made the journey cheerful.
25/2/2019 – On arrival at Delhi, the participants proceeded to Hotel Clark Inn suites, Kapashera and after lunch proceeded to visit the Parliament of India. Mr. Kamal Kishor, Officer at Parliament reception accompanied the students and shown Loksabha Hall, Rajyasabha Hall and Central Hall and gave the necessary information. At evening students returned back to the hotel and geared up for next very important day of the tour.
26/2/2019 – After breakfast, all proceeded to visit India Gate, which is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. In view of the attack on the terrorist camps in Pakistan by Indian Air-force, the students were delighted to mark their presence at India Gate.
Thereafter all proceeded to Supreme Court. Due to prior permission, the entry to the Supreme Court was seamless. The students attended the hearing in various courts rooms and it was a fantastic experience for the students to witness the actual hearing of matters before the Supreme Court. Few students got the opportunity to witness the much-debated hearing of Ayodhya temple matter before the constitutional bench and some students got the opportunity to witness hearing in one murder case where capital punishment was awarded. After attending the Court proceedings till lunch session, the students proceeded to visit the Supreme Court Museum, where students learned about the evolution of judiciary, making of Supreme Court building, the significance of the Dharm Chakra Logo of the Supreme Court and importance of statue of Mother and Child. At the end, the students saw one documentary film on the history as well as the functioning of the Supreme Court in the hall at the museum.
The Students thereafter proceeded to Bar Council of India, the topmost statutory body which governs the legal profession in India On behalf of Bhagubai Changu Thakur College of Law, Dr. Mrs. Shitala Gavand, Principal gave a bouquet to Mr. J. R. Sharma, Addl. Secretary & HOD, Disciplinary Committee, Bar Council of India. Mr. Sharma delivered an excellent lecture on the importance and functioning of the Bar Council of India as well as State Bar Councils in the seminar hall of the council. The students were given refreshment at the Bar Council
Adv. Shreekant Gavand, Addl. Public Prosecutor had assisted in securing necessary permission from Supreme Court and so also he had secured special permission from Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, New Delhi and the students were not only got a very easy entry but two guides gave wonderful information about the said temple. The water show which is organized in the said temple was excellent and all the students enjoyed the same a lot.
From there the students returned back to the hotel. The evening was made more special due to the presence of Mr. Manojeet Thakore, Leftenant Karnal, Indian Army. He was invited by Dr. Mrs. Shitala Gavand to interact with the students. Mr. Manojeet Thakore completed his LL.B., LL.M. from Mumbai University and then he joined the Indian Army. All the students were happy to interact with him. He addressed the students and informed as to how he joined the Indian army after completing Law. He shared his valuable experiences which he had in his 15 years of service, out of which 10 years he served in Jammu & Kashmir. Answering one of the questions, he said that the view of some people that in order to serve the nation one must join Army is erroneous and each and every person can serve the nation by doing the job undertaken by him with full dedication without compromising with the integrity.
27/2/2019 – After breakfast, the students proceeded to visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India, which is a 73-meter (239.5 feet) tall tapering tower of five stories. The Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments. Thereafter the students proceeded to visit Red Fort, which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. Every year on theIndependence Day of India (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian Tricolour Flag at the main gate of the fort. The students also enjoyed shopping in Delhi. The one batch of students started return journey to Bombay by 12910 Garibrath Express and reached Mumbai on the next day. Another batch of students proceeded to Kullu – Manali in the evening.
28/2/2019 – The participants reached Manali early morning and were welcomed by extremely chilled weather as the temperature had dropped to minus 3 degrees. After breakfast, the students had free time. Post Lunch all proceeded to visit snow point, where all enjoyed various games with snow. Few enjoyed river crossing, etc. The students thereafter proceeded to Hidimba Temple and then to the mall road, where all enjoyed shopping. As there was fresh snowfall just before a couple of days, the beauty of the city was amazing and the valley was surrounded by snow covered mountains and the clouds running through the hills.
After returning back to the hotel in the evening, a very nice arrangement was made for DJ Party, where all the students danced to the tune of lovely music.
1/3/2019 – After breakfast, all the tour members proceeded to Kullu and en-route visited Vaishnomata Temple at Kullu and thereafter proceeded to visit Kullu Shawl Factory. At shawl factory, the students were shown how shawls are manufactured. After Lunch, all proceeded to New Delhi for the return journey.
2/3/2018 – With all beautiful memories and valuable experience gained during Parliament, Supreme Court and Bar Council of India visit, the students started to return journey by 12215 Garibrath Express and returned back to Bandra Terminus on next day morning.
All the students expressed their gratitude toward Hon’ble Shri. Ramsheth Thakur Saheb, Chairman, and the entire board of management of Janardan Bhagat Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha for granting permission for organizing the first study tour of the college.