Jamia AlumnusTariq Khan released his book ‘On the rise’ with Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri on Wednesday at a high profile event held at Plenary Hall, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.
The Guests of Honour for the event were Mr. P Chidambaram and Mr. Fali S Nariman and it was attended by over 200 people including Supreme Court and High Court Judges, Politicians, Senior Advocates, Partners of top Indian Law Firms, Top Executives from MNCs, Legal Heads of MNCs, Academicians, etc.
Law students form all over the country attended the event. Students from Jindal Global Law School, National Law University Delhi, Amity Law School, Manav Rachna University, Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Indian Law institute, University School of Law and Legal Studies and many more witnessed the book release.
Mr. Sachin Tripathi from Lexis Nexis India commenced the event with a warm welcome followed by the Hon’ble Mr. Justice AK Sikri’s narratives and captiavating words. The diligent efforts of all the contributors of the book were praised by him. “What is the function of the court we are here to uphold the rule of law and to ensure justice is done to people and their fundamental rights are protected and enforced, particularly marginalised sections of the society” AK Siri quoted from Aharon Barak, former chief justice of Israel. “There are two important functions of judges firstly, to uphold constitution and rule of law; and secondly, to bridge the gap between the law and the society.”
He also said,” Making junior bar strong is very very important for success of our judicial and legal system.” and about the book, “This book must be in the hands of every young lawyer who is hoping to make a mark in the legal profession.”
Mr. P. Chidambram graced laid emphasis on the changing dynamics of the legal profession and the efforts put in by the new generation to succeed as a lawyer. An elaborated Foreword is written by Mr. chindambram in the book. He read out few lines for the audience and further added, “that lawyers must grab every opportunity to argue before the court especially an opportunity to argue a case against a senior lawyer because that is the best way to test your skills. Young lawyers should never be intimidated with the age and experience of the lawyer on the other side.”