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‘Legal fraternity has a role to play in nation-building'

Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: Academic institutions have a great role to play in the functioning of other institutions shaping of thought process and finalisation of concepts in the society, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court and part-time Member of the Law Commission R. Venkataramani said here on Wednesday.

Law students and advocates have a great role to play in shaping the destiny of the country, Mr. Venkataramani said while delivering a lecture at a programme organised by the Dr. Ambedkar Andhra University College of Law. He also urged the law fraternity and students to participate in the Law Commission's exercise of bringing in reforms.

Institutions should not be insulated from the people. Instead they must act as facilitators for the people to live their Dharma, he said.

Vice-Chancellor in-charge of AU S.V. Sudhakar, said the Constitution of India was a document for bringing in social change. Vice-Chancellor of AP State University of Law Y. Satyanarayana said while referring to the vision of Constitution makers, that a person could lose sight but should not lose his vision.

Former Chairman of Bar Council of India D.V. Subba Rao, said though the Constitution was more than 60 years old, its spirit remained the same. Principal of AU College of Law A. Rajendra Prasad, and presided. Dean (law) V. Kesava Rao spoke.

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