Webinar on WOMEN RIGHTS AND LAW EDUCATION with Dr. Kiran Bedi

On 30th July 2020, DY Patil Deemed to be University, School of Law had organized an interactive webinar session on topic WOMEN RIGHTS AND LAW EDUCATION, and invited guest speaker was Hon’ble Lt. Governor. Dr. Kiran Bedi and Honorable Dr. Vijay Patil sir, President, DY Patil Deemed to be University, Nerul , Navi Mumbai his presence in session had immensely enhanced its importance.

The webinar was initiated with the National Anthem, the respectful introduction of two dignitaries, tribute video played for Hon’ble Lt. Governor. Dr. Kiran Bedi and followed by a webinar session in an interview form, with Adv. Abhilasha Amar Mane.

Honorable Dr. Vijay Patil sir, President, D Y Patil Deemed to be University, Nerul,Navi Mumbai welcomed chief guest and shared his vision and mission about university. As well as shared importance of sports, health, and life on campus.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi chief guest at the forum of, DY Patil Deemed to be University Nerul, Navi Mumbai is currently posted as Lieutenant Governor for the Union Territory of Puducherry is a law graduate master and a PhD Scholar. She was the Asian Tennis championship at the age of 22, first woman police officer of India, and has worked with UN in their peacekeeping initiatives, founder of two NGOs Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation. She has received the prestigious President’s Police Medal, United Nations Medal and many more. She is the author of many famous books like ‘It’s Always Possible’, ‘What Went Wrong?’ and many more.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi narrated her journey to the present attendees. She came from a time when it was time of the boys, every possible benefit went to the boys but she belonged to a very illustrious family. Her family always supported that every person is here for a flight and her these roots invested into her character development, education and future building. There was always a clarity of vision in her family, which was them embedded in her character too. Her mother insisted on her doing the law degree, so that it would be an additional support system for her. She had joined the Indian Police Service as an Asian Tennis Champion and had stamina more than many men present there. Even she did not know that she would be the first woman there. Her reason to choose the service was a sensitivity towards the cause of working for justice.

Her inspiration to all the girls is that to choose the career of their choice. As of now in our nation there is no provision for aptitude test for a career choice, so choosing a career should be based on the free choice of the child and not just because the family is in the same business. She strongly believes law as a career is one of the toughest one as it necessitates the habit of reading and being updated with the current scenarios. For all the girls who wish to be a part of the legal profession, the opportunities are endless and Hon’ble Lt. Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi hopes to see many more females in the prosecution, defendant side and also in the judge’s bench. Law, as per Hon’ble Lt. Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi the only way helps one become an even more responsible citizen. For her, when she did her LLB, it helped her connect all the legal provisions and then guide her department in an even proper way.

On the topic of women’s right, Hon’ble Lt. Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi boldly contended that the Constitution already has placed women on the equal pale as that of a man. It’s only the equal opportunities that is a question in the scenario. But due to the covid pandemic, the curve has been flattened. If the girl wishes to learn anything, nothing can stop her now. Yes, family support is necessary and a girl should be responsible for her own action. Even if her family holds her down, she must act for it and cannot hide behind such excuses.

Her views on the topic of addiction of today’s youth, to narcotics and drugs, was that they must realize that, what they are looking for is a temporary high. But the temporary high puts them down substantially low. It weakens their whole body, brings them into wrong friend circle and makes their body dependent on that certain substance. It soaks up the complete energy of that being and makes them frail. Instead they should for the permanent high, which is education. They must understand the value of time and energy. Once they understand what they are losing they would have lost a lot of time and therefore they need help. Centres must be established in order to guide them and help them out of this, making them an asset for the nation.

Kiran Bedi

The session concluded with vote of thanks to guest speaker Hon’ble Lt. Governor. Dr. Kiran Bedi ,Honorable Dr. Vijay Patil sir, President, D Y Patil Deemed to be University, Nerul , Navi Mumbai and other dignitaries  was proposed by Adv. Abhilasha Amar Mane . lastly program came to an end with the National Anthem