A) WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2021
The members of the Environmental Law Cell, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad organized an Oath Taking Ceremony on 31st May 2021 in order to mark the occasion of World No Tobacco Day with the theme for the year 2021 being “Commit to Quit”. This day, which is celebrated every year across the world on 31st May, was fashioned by the Member States of WHO in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the disease that it causes. This yearly celebration aims to raise awareness amid the global citizens about not only the dangers of using tobacco but also the business practices of tobacco companies and on what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living to protect future generations. The event was conducted in online mode.
The members facilitated and ensured the smooth flow of the oath taking ceremony event so as to make it a good experience for all the attendees. They ensured that all the questions and queries were noted and answered. The members strived towards the success of the event and guaranteed that it was beneficial. Mr Rajrishi Ramaswamy, the then Vice-president of ELC, concluded the event with a vote of thanks.
B) NATIONAL ARTICLE WRITING COMPETITION
The Environmental Law Cell organised a national article writing competition on the 27th of March 2022, with the theme being "Ground Water: Making the Invisible Visible". The Competition aimed mainly to create awareness and sensitivity among students regarding the burning issue of judicious usage and the importance of water. The Article Writing Competition aimed to cover various aspects of the issues about conservation and how providing solutions to such issues is the need of the hour. The event was conducted in online mode.
The Legal Lock Journal, the official partner of the event, bearing ISSN No. 2583-0384 and with the tagline ‘A Journal for Legal Academicians’, is a quarterly, double-blind, open access, peer-reviewed e-Journal oriented to legal studies. It is an excellent forum for students, researchers, practitioners, and academicians to share their expertise and solid research materials in the discipline of law.
The members facilitated and ensured the smooth flow to conduct the Competition so as to make it a good experience for all the participants. They ensured that all article were received and were taken into consideration to be marked and published in the Journal. The members strived for the success of the event and guaranteed that it was beneficial.
C) NATIONAL WEBINAR
The Environmental Law Cell in collaboration with Centre for Research in Public Policy and Law organized a National Webinar on Legislation Drafting on 29th June 2020. The main objective of this webinar was to enlighten the students about the concept of legislation drafting and to provide them with first-hand knowledge regarding the practical aspects of legislation drafting. The event was conducted in online mode.
The main aim of the Webinar was to provide students an insight into the process and intricacies of legislation drafting. The webinar was organized by Environmental Law Cell in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Public Policy and Law. Dr. R. J. R. Kasibhatla Deputy Legal Adviser in the Ministry of Law & Justice, D/o Legal Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, in a very clear and straightforward manner explained the entire process of drafting a legislation.
The expected outcome from the Webinar was to acquaint students with the concept of legislation drafting specifically as it tends to be a dry subject in the field of law. The ultimate aim of the Webinar was to ensure interest in this subject matter and take up legislation drafting as adequate legislation is the need of the hour. The members facilitated and ensured the smooth flow of the Webinar so as to make it a good experience for all the attendees.
D) ONLINE QUIZ COMPETITION
[THEME(S) -Animal rights and Protection in India; Sustainable Development Goals]
The Environmental Law Cell, in collaboration with Sarthak Advocates, organized an Online Quiz Competition on 17th February 2022. The main objective of this Quiz competition was conducted to enlighten the students about the concept of “Animal Rights and Protection in India” and “Sustainable Development Goals” and to provide them with knowledge and awareness regarding the practical aspects and legislations.
The collaborating firm, Sarthak Advocates, advises on commercial transactions and disputes across industry sectors. The Firm blends its transactions and dispute resolution experience with active role in public policy interventions. In a short time, they have had the privilege of being invited by several Standing Committees of Parliament to depose as experts on a range of Bills, such as the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011, National Academic Depositories Bill, 2011, Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2013, Forward Contract Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2011 and Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2011. Their principal office is situated at New Delhi and they also have associations with other law firms across India.
The members facilitated, hosted and ensured the smooth flow in conducting the competition so as to make it a good experience for all the participants and delegates. They ensured that all the questions and queries were noted and responded to. The members strived towards the success of the event and guaranteed that the Quiz competition was beneficial.
E) NATIONAL WEBINAR
THEME: INTERPLAY BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
The Environmental Law Cell organized a National Webinar on 17th, November, 2021. The theme of the discussion was “Interplay between Environmental Law and Sustainable Practices”. The aim of the session was mainly to edify the students regarding various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and effect of COVID19. The discussion covered various aspects of issues pertaining to a sustainable future. The event was conducted in Online Mode (Zoom meeting).
Mr Raheel from the Environmental Law Cell commenced the session by calling upon Dr Sanu Rani Paul, the Faculty In-Charge of the Environmental Law Cell, who then welcomed the speaker spearheading the discussion. This was followed by Dr Surendra Kumar Yadav sharing his knowledge and views on the said topic. The main goal for the session was to focus on educating us regarding the general principles of Sustainable Development after which Dr Yadav traced back the evolution of the law around climate change and its effect.
Dr Sanjay Mohan, our second speaker, began by stating how the current pandemic has shown how ill-equipped the society is and has posed various challenges.