Oceans can be source of huge business: Navy officer

Oceans can be source of huge business: Navy officer
Oceans can be source of huge business: Navy officer

Nagpur: It was a mesmerizing second day of the National Student Parliament 2022 organized by Raisoni Group of Institutions. Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi attended the valedictory session along with Raisoni Group chairman Sunil Raisoni and journalist Manish Awasthi. In his valedictory speech Vice Admiral Tripathi threw light on the importance of ocean and the blue economy. He said oceans which are almost 70% of total landmass can be the source of huge business. Disturbance in Indian maritime won’t be good for running the country smoothly. He added that oceans affect our daily lives. It is important to understand the value of the ocean.

The third session was organized on ‘Courtroom Drama – Reel Vs Real’ in the presence of lawyer Prabhakaran Ramchandran, social activist Yogita Bhayana, filmmaker Aditya Sharma and lawyer Sanam Singh. It was moderated by Mrunmayee Bhajak. Prabhakaran Ramchandran said, “Truth is the foundation of justice. In court most powerful truth is toung and every lawyer tries to protect his client’s interest.”

Sanam Singh gave a detailed view of Indian and foreign judicial systems. She said that the actual courtroom is far different than the courtroom drama. There isn’t much audience as shown in courtroom dramas. She added that courts depicted in dramas need to be accurate so people can understand them precisely.

Filmmaker Aditya Sharma elaborated on the technical issue involved in making court dramas. He said that some issues were indeed neglected by film making but research needs to made. He added that the purpose of making dramas is entertainment which depicts cases close to reality but not exactly reality.

Bhayana shared her experience of assisting victims of rape crime. She said, “The criminal mindset has to change. Many heinous details are discussed in court for the judge’s clarification so they can make their decisions.”

The fourth session ‘Small is beautiful: Does small state make sense?’ was attended by panelists laywer Shreehari Aney, Prof Ram Deshpande, activist Vilas Kale, and moderated by Sarita Kaushik. Aney emphasized on the importance of making Vidarbha a state. He said that smaller states are no less in having better GDP. They can contribute whatever they can. India was rich before the British came, because we were a conglomeration of small states. He further said that to make states language is not an issue but a commonality of interest. Prof Ram Deshpande threw light on economic side of small states. He said undoubtedly the economy of states matter, whether big or small. Activist Kale supported the formation of smaller states.

‘Hijab Ya Kitab’ was the fifth and last session of the National Student Parliament. Activist Shabeena Khan, BJP spokesperson Mamta Kale, Prof Dr. Ajay Upadhyay, Barkha Trehan were the panellists of the session which was moderated by Archana Singh. Shabeena Khan while supporting hijab said that Constitution has given the right to all citizens to adopt what they rightfully believe in. It was a custom since the beginning to have a ghungat or hijab and nobody should have a problem with it. Kale opposed allowing hijab in school, saying “We are a democratic country and shouldn’t allow anything prohibited by court.” Dr Upadhyay said, “We should keep religion away from educational institutions so that everyone can intermingle and nurture democratic values.”

PRO of Raisoni Group Amit Gandhare presented a vote of thanks.