Mysuru: Observing that justice is not merely confined to maintaining the rule of law, but also involves rendering and considering the rights and liabilities of every citizen, Karnataka High Court Judge Justice K.N. Phaneendra said that it is the duty of every student to keep this in mind while serving the society.
He was delivering the Graduation Day address at the 11th Graduation Day of JSS Law College in Kuvempunagar here yesterday.
Pointing out that a statute or a law has three functions, the first being protection of the body, the second, protection of property and the third, protection of the society, Justice Phaneendra said that Law students have a responsibility towards the society, much like a raindrop that nurtures every living being on earth.
Stressing on the importance of value-based education, he said that good education can inculcate humbleness in students.
Noting that a good student will focus on introspection and innovation, the Judge emphasised on the role of teachers in moulding the future and career of students.
Suttur Mutt Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, who graced the occasion, highlighted the need for the society to move towards emotional quotient from intelligence quotient as more and more educated people are becoming divisive, self-centred and materialistic.
He further said that there is an imminent need of imbibing values and emotions to counter this shift, which has become a matter of concern for the society.
The Convocation saw 114 Law students graduating out with 15 of them getting ranks. The rank holders R. Athistalakshmi of LLM, S. Kritika Chandra, K. Shruthi, Jayalakshmi Vishweshwar Hegde and K.S. Rakshith of LLB, Arthi Veleena Fernandes, Kruti Walvekar, Vemireddy Udaya Madhuri, Tesslyn Agaza Antony, Lilly Chakma of BA LLB, L. Harsha, Madhura Mohan Nikalje, Njoroge Virginia Wahu, R. Varnika and Gayathri Balachandran of BBA LLB.
Mysuru Principal District and Sessions Judge Suresh L.K. Vantigodi was the guest of honour. JSS Mahavidyapeetha Executive Secretary Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, College Principal Prof. K.S. Suresh, Prof. M.N. Prabhuswamy and others were present during the Graduation Day ceremony.