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MIER organizes book launching program

JAMMU: Model Institute of Education and Research Jammu organized books launching program participated by august academia, civil society, faculty members, scholars and students. The books launching program was organized to felicitate Professor Dr. K. L. Bhatia, the author of the books, namely, Expounding Constitutionalism in India Challenges and Perspectives; and Dharmoprudence From Legal Cosmology To Illuminative, Expounding And Explicatory Indian Perceptions Of Vidhi (Law) and Nyaya (Justice), published by Thomson Reuters an international reputed publisher.

The program started with the lighting of traditional lamp and recitation of Sarswati Vandana. Besides the audience, the program was graced by Dr. Jitendra Singh, MOS PMO, Justice Sanjeev Shukla, Judge Jammu Kashmir High Court, Professor Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice Chancellor University of Jammu, Dr. Renu Gupta, Chairperson MIER, and Dr. Adit Gupta, Director MIER.

Dr. Adit Gupta, Director MIER, while welcoming the dignitaries admired their respective endeavors as devout promoters to the cause of all round societal development - justice delivery, academics, scientific and infrastructure.Dr. Seema Sharma and Dr. MrinaliniAtre, Faculty members of The Law School of the University introduced the author as well as his books. Both the scholars were feeling proud to state that Professor Bhatia is acknowledged as icon in the promotion of legal education not only in India but abroad also. Both, highlighted that Professor Bhatia has authored about two dozen books including a book of poetry, and as such he is a living legend of the soil and WHOS WHO.

Professor Bhatia expressed the briefs about his two books. He stated that Expounding Constitutionalism is the legal landscape of law and its philosophy, values and development due to judicial intellectualism. Constitutionalism is an in depth study of rule of law and justice which are undoubtedly the noblest concepts evolved by the wit of law enthusiasts. Justice is the greatest interest of man on earth, it is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. Rule of law postulates that laws ought to be equal, general and administered by independent justices that eventually serve the rule of life of all segments of the society. And without the rule of law and rule of life, only the rule of tooth and claw prevail. A Constitution endures for posterity for ages to come and as such regarded as a vehicle of nation's progress. The heart and core of constitutionalism is innate or instinctive in the judicial process. The quintessence of this is that justices of higher courts write memorable decisions that lay down the right law and become indestructible foundational fundamentals in the form of basic structure, due process of law, pro bono publico, which are embedded as creative, pragmatic and innovative vibes of constitutionalism.

Professor Bhatia also expressed his views on the impending need of in depth study of Dharmoprudence as India's own jurisprudence. He stated that Indian legal thoughts have heavy overreach of Euro-American modules with least Indian precepts of Vidhi (law) and Nyaya (justice). It requires incisive analysis of Dharma as Vidhi, Nyaya and Niti Padhati, which shall be unique and unparalleled in the promotion of Dharmoprudence. Dharma is conceded as science of sciences, art of arts and knowledge of knowledge. Dharmoprudence means science or knowledge of Dharma that denotes law making or legal practices that Vidhi, Nyaya and Niti Padhati strive to present the Indian concept of Dharma as the socio-legal-cultural heritage of Indic jurisprudence. Indian scholarship shall have to strive to the advancement of Dharmoprudence for the societal transformation on the administration of good governance and administration of justice in the new millennia of constitutional democracy.

Justice Sanjeev Shukla lauded the academics of Professor Bhatia and expressed his reflections that the works of Professor Bhatia shall be unique in the promotion of new schools of thought in Indian legal education.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, MOS PMO while applauding the works of deep research insights of Professor Bhatia emphasized the need of deep comprehension of the concepts as well as perceptions of Constitutionalism and Dharmoprudence. Both Constitutionalism and Dharmoprudence will have to emerge as new schools of thought in law schools of India in the promotion of legal education from web to vibes.

Professor Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor of University of Jammu in his presidential remarks appreciated the academic pursuits of Professor Bhatia even after seventeen years of superannuation.

R. C. Sabharwal, a social activist, presented a vote of thanks. He expressed his deep gratitude to the dignitaries, guests and media. He expressed his long association with Professor Bhatia and stated that a person likeProfessor Bhatiacan reach to the echelons in life and career by sheer hard work, positive thinking, positive behavior and positive way of living.


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