The 3rd MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI INTRA MOOT COURT COMPETITION-2022
With the blessing of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder and first Chancellor of the Maharishi University of Information Technology, the Maharishi School of Law organised the 3rd MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI INTRA MOOT COURT COMPETITION-2022 from December 9th to December 10th, 2022. The moot proposition concerned a civil suit and tort law. On December 9, 2022, the event was held in an auditorium, and the inaugural session began with the dignitaries and all those present performing the Guru Pooja and lighting the lamp. Hon'ble Dr. Rajesh Tondon, former judge of the Uttrakhand High Court in Nainital, was the chief guest at the event. The welcome address was given by Dr. K. B. Asthana, Dean, MLS, who welcomed everyone present at the event. He already stated in his speech that this competition will be a tough battle between the teams, as each team has prepared to win the competition. In his speech, he said that these types of competitions prepare the students for future participation at the international or global level. Further, Dr. K.B. Asthana, Dean MLS, felicitated the honourable chief guest, Dr. Rajesh Tandon. It was a privilege to have some of the best people as our guests for the occasion. Mr. Mohit Gupta, Advocate at Delhi High Court and OSD/APP at Home Department, GNCT of Delhi, Mrs. Aamita Agarwal, Advocate at Delhi High Court, Mr. Nimesh Goel, Advocate at Delhi High Court, Mr. Rahul Rajpal, Advocate at Delhi High Court, Mr. Sagar Panghal, Advocate at District Court Gurugram, Mr. Rahul Rajpal, Advocate at Delhi High Court, Mr. Sahil Puri Advocate at Delhi High Court and Treasurer of Delhi Bar Association at Tiz Hazari Court, Mr. Kapil Goyal Advocate at Delhi High Court and also on the Panel of Union of India, Mrs. Sumitra Chaudhary, Advocate at Delhi High Court were among the other dignitaries for the day.
Ms. Trapty Agarwal, Dean Academics, Noida Campus, delivers a motivational speech to the participants.She acknowledges that a hypothetical case or situation will help students think beyond the boundaries of regular court cases and will help them become successful lawyers or advocates.She addressed the event by stating the importance, significance, and vital role of participation in the moot court.
Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Rajesh Tandon inspired the students through his motivational speech, and he told the students about the importance of education by referring to the judgements of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, i.e., the Mohini Jain case (1992). His words gave confidence to the students, and he also discussed the various laws that are the CrPC, Sections 4 and 11 of the IT Act, the provision of permanent alimony under the Divorce Act, and Article 39 of the Constitution of India.
After the draws of the lots were completed, the teams were announced for the competition in the following manner:
Appellant Respondent Room No.
MMY 2013 MMY 2021 MLS 1
MMY 2020 MMY 2015 MLS 2
MMY 2018 MMY 2016 MLS 3
MMY 2022 MMY 2011 MLS 4
MMY 2012 MMY 2017 Moot court
A total of 10 teams were selected for the preliminary round. There was one preliminary round on December 9th, which was conducted in different rooms and judged by 10 well-known legal personalities, including advocates and academicians. The preliminary round was conducted in the MLS court room; every team was advised to settle down in their respective rooms. All the teams were competent, and it was a tough battle.
At the end of the inaugural session, Dr. Annu Bahl Mehra, Deputy Dean MLS, gave the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, the convener, volunteers, mentors, and faculty members of the Moot Court Society.
At 3 p.m., the researcher test was conducted in a separate room. All the researchers of the respective teams were directed to gather for the test. Around 4.30 p.m., the session wrapped up with the suspense of the declaration of results, which was going to be announced tomorrow, i.e., December 10th, 2022.