(Bhopal) “Over the past several years, my students and I have organised talks, round table discussions, essay competitions and national seminars on issues related to gender justice. I have also organised legal literacy camps for women in surrounding villages so that my students could get an experience of working with women who are living without any knowledge of their own rights. We also worked as a service provider under the domestic violence law. The Gender Justice Cell, created by my students and me, had contributions from both boys and girls. My students also conduct field studies on the impact of the law that they are going to practise some day. These students are going to be the Lawyers and Judges of the future, and so if they are free from societal biases, which are actually responsible for the suffering of women, it will serve society well. 
https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifI consider my students to be my children. I not only have a duty to teach them, but also to help them become humane individuals. Whether they become a Lawyer, Judge or even join corporate firms, they should be understanding, sensible, forthcoming and should empathise with the vulnerable. 
My students know what they want to do in their lives; they are adults, and they know what path they want to take. I just try to give some kind of direction and provide an open forum where they can speak to me anytime about any issue. I talk to them as a teacher and as a friend. I am strict as an administrator but I am not an arbitrator. I don’t impose my will on them, and there is always an open dialogue. If their rights are ever violated, I am here to help them.” (2/2)

(Bhopal) “I am a teacher. I teach Political Science, Law, Women & Human Rights, and International Space Law. Both my parents died almost at the same time, while I was still pursuing my education. Things were quite difficult for my siblings and me but we stayed together and cared for each other. We all worked together for each other’s success and helped one another in taking important decisions. The circumstances had put us in a tight spot but we overcame all problems. I was able to pursue my higher studies and get a job.

In India, the society generally prompts us towards gender-related work. If you are a woman, the kind of treatment you are given at all levels, be it family or society or formal institutions, makes you feel that you are a secondary consideration in society. Also, the status of women in India is highly dependent on their marital status. Oftentimes their individual talent and persona is disregarded.  Furthermore, a girl’s parents are always thinking that they have to get their daughter married- a process that begins from the birth of a daughter. I always wanted to set my parents free from this thought process but could not do it until the time of their death. Instead of entering the institution of marriage, I decided to study law so that I could not only stand up for myself but also to help those women who want to stand up for themselves and fight for their rights. (1/2)