12 Dec : Nagaland Governor, K. Sankaranarayanan was the Chief Guest at the 4th General Conference of the Nagaland Law Students Federation at ATI Complex, Kohima this morning.
Addressing the law students from Kohima, Mokokchung and Dimapur, the Governor said that law students in Nagaland have a big role to play as the legal system evolves the traditional customary system to one based on modern court systems. Customary Laws have played a very important role for many years in our society, the Governor said, further stating that as population increases and society becomes more complex, we will need to bring in legal processes that ensure justice and fair play. The fundamental principles on which both Customary laws and Modern legal processes see eye to eye is the principle of natural justice, the Governor said. The Governor said that Customary Laws should be safeguarded while making laws as enshrined in the Constitution and hoped that law students and other legal brains can dwell on these issues and come up with some solution.
With the separation of Executive from Judiciary in the State, the Governor said that professionals with legal background would be required to play a vital role in establishing the judicial systems. He said that students in Nagaland have been playing a crucial role in all walks of life and he hoped that the Law College Students would also rise to the occasion and contribute to establishment of a rich legal culture in the State. He said that across the country, legal brains have contributed to many welfare measures and have even improved Governance by innovative use of measure like Public Interest Litigations. Right to Information has opened new avenues, the Governor said, stating that this has opened new avenues and has given a tool in the hands of citizens that can bring in accountability in Government Departments and Systems.
In his presidential address, President, NLSF, T. Lima said that the Nagaland Law Students’ Federation came into being in the year 1998 with the motto ‘Justice For All’ and is still at the nascent stage. He said that we live in a world where true justice is hard to come by and it is their duty as lawyers to disseminate knowledge to the lowest level and through this, empower them to fight with conviction against all forms of injustice and thereby achieve an egalitarian society.
Earlier in the programme, special numbers were presented by representatives from Kohima Law College and City Law College, Dimapur. The programme was chaired by Spreaker, NLSF, K.H. David and vote of thanks was tendered by Finance Secretary, NLSF, Horoto Chishi.