(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.
I 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)