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Law cradle vows gala fest next year

- Blood donation camp, award ceremony & open discussion mark last day

The curtains came down on Jeevatva, the four-day annual fest of Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) on Monday with the promise of a bigger bash next year.

During the celebrations, cultural, literary, sports, social and informal events were held to empower students with more knowledge on the law cradle and life beyond it. On the final day of the fest, results of various contests were declared and awards were handed out.

The result of the coveted discussion session on Modern United Nations was also declared. Students from various institutions enacted the role of a delegate of a country to discuss subjects seeking referendum on the issue.

Art, culture and youth affairs minister Sukhada Pandey had inaugurated the session on Sunday. It was organised on the lines of the United Nations General Assembly. Students representing a nation raised issues pertaining to the country seeking support from the UN’s highest body — the Security Council.

CNLU student Shrey Srivastva said: “In law colleges, sessions like the Modern United Nations are very popular among the students. Such open discussions test the knowledge of a student in a particular subject. It also sees how well a student can present his/her views in front of so many people.”

For the session, student delegates were divided into three groups — the General Assembly, World Health Organisation and United Nations Human Rights Council. Srivastva added that during the General Assembly session, delegates raised issues like effects of armed conflicts on treaties. During the WHO gathering, issues with reference to the use of contraceptives were discussed. The issue of the Israel-Palestine conflict was raised in the United Nations Human Rights Council session. The results of the Modern United Nations session would be declared on Tuesday.

On the last day, the CNLU administration also organised a blood donation camp. Many aspiring lawyers were part of the donation drive.

Saurav Singh, a final-year student of CNLU, said: “The blood will be provided to the Indian Army.”

Winners of the final cricket match between Patna University and Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Patna, were also awarded on the last of the college festival. The Patna University team defeated BIT by 25 runs. Yamini Upadhyay, a first-year CNLU student, was declared first in the fashion show held on Saturday.

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