CAN Foundation, NALSAR, DNLU to co-host 4th Justice HR Khanna Memorial National Symposium

Justices PV Sanjay Kumar and KV Viswanathan of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice Sunita Agarwal of the Gujarat High Court are among the dignitaries slated to attend the event, which will be held virtually on July 6.
CAN Foundation
CAN Foundation

The Confederation of Alumni for National Law Universities Foundation (CAN Foundation), will be organizing the 4th Justice HR Khanna Memorial National Symposium virtually on July 6 this year, in collaboration with the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and the Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (DNLU).

The dignitaries slated to attend the event include Justice PV Sanjay Kumar (Judge, Supreme Court of India) as the Chief Guest; Justice KV Viswanathan (Judge, Supreme Court of India) as the Presiding Guest, and Justice Sunita Agarwal (Chief Justice, High Court of Gujarat) as a Special Guest.

Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, Justice KV Viswanathan and Justice Sunita Agarwal
Justice PV Sanjay Kumar, Justice KV Viswanathan and Justice Sunita Agarwal

The Pre-Lunch Session of the symposium will be held between 10:30 AM and 1:15 PM and the Post-Lunch Session will be held between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM.

The first session, titled “Contours Of The Basic Structure Of Our Constitution”, will explore the intricacies of how the Constitution's fundamental framework has been discovered and reinvented from time to time through judicial verdicts, reflecting core values and intent, thus maintaining its integrity and purpose over time.

The second session on “Perspectives of Legal Dimension of Climate Change in the 21st Century” will encompass the legal aspects of climate change, including laws and regulations, international treaties, human rights issues, corporate duties, and environmental justice as a guiding policy for a more sustainable and fair world.

Speaking about the 4th edition of the upcoming symposium, Advocate Siddharth R Gupta, CEO of the CAN Foundation, expressed his reverence for the Late Justice HR Khanna and the significance of commemorating his contributions to the field of law.

“Late Justice HR Khanna, epitomised the fight against injustice during the National Emergency, safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the Indian people. His courageous dissent in the ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla case underscored his unwavering commitment to constitutional principles. Known for his simplicity and warmth, he inspired generations with his judicial philosophy and advocacy for positive change. Justice Khanna preserved and enriched the Constitution, embodying the aspirations of the founding fathers and ensuring it remains a living document. This symposium honors his monumental contributions and steadfast dedication to justice," Gupta said.

The 4th Justice HR Khanna Memorial National Symposium is meant to be a platform for legal professionals, scholars, and enthusiasts to engage in insightful discussions, exchange ideas, and commemorate the indelible mark left by Justice HR Khanna on the Indian judiciary.

Justice HR Khanna was a legal luminary who left an indelible mark on the Indian judiciary. Born on October 28, 1912, in Amritsar, Punjab, he embarked on a remarkable journey that would shape the course of India’s legal landscape.

Justice Khanna’s unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law and protecting the fundamental rights of citizens remains an inspiration to generations of legal professionals. His illustrious career spanned several decades, during which he played a pivotal role in shaping constitutional jurisprudence.

Throughout his tenure as a Supreme Court Judge from 1971 to 1977, Justice Khanna delivered a series of landmark judgments that left an indelible imprint on the fabric of Indian democracy. His fearless pursuit of justice and his dedication to preserving the sanctity of the Constitution stand as a testament to his unwavering principles.

Further details about the 4th Justice HR Khanna Memorial National Symposium, which shall be live telecast on the YouTube channel of the foundation, can be found on the official website of the CAN Foundation.

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