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BAI celebrates Lawyers of India Day; felicitates lawyers

By LawStreet News Network      07 December, 2022 10:16 PM      0 Comments
Dr Rajendra Prasad, himself a lawyer of eminence, who quit his thriving practice to provide exemplary national leadership for freedom movement, had inaugurated the Bar Association of India on April 2, 1960 and had set out the tasks for the Association in his inaugural speech, which continues to inspire the Association.

NEW DELHI: The Bar Association of India has celebrated “Lawyers of India Day” on December 3, 2022 by felicitating and honouring eminent members of the Bar and legal academia.

December 3 happens to be the birthday of Dr Rajendra Prasad the first President of the Republic of India and Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly.

Dr Rajendra Prasad, himself a lawyer of eminence, who quit his thriving practice to provide exemplary national leadership for freedom movement, had inaugurated the Bar Association of India on April 2, 1960 and had set out the tasks for the Association in his inaugural speech, which continues to inspire the Association.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Ms Justice Hima Kohli, Judge, Supreme Court of India.

The meeting was presided over by the Bar Association of India President, Prashant Kumar and
Welcome Address was given by Dr. Anindita Pujari, Honorary General Secretary, BAI who also conducted the event. Address was delivered by Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, President-Elect, BAI and concluding remarks were given by Uday Prakash Warunjikar, Vice President, BAI.

On this occasion the Lawyers’ of India Day Award - 2022 was conferred on the following distinguished lawyers and Academician:

Jaideep Gupta, Senior Advocate

J.P. Sengh, Senior Advocate

M.G. Ramachandran, Senior Advocate

Mohit Mathur, Senior Advocate

Ms. Rachana Srivastava, Senior Advocate

Prof. (Dr.) M.P. Singh, Chancellor, Central University, Haryana

Awardees for the year 2020 & 2021 were also felicitated since they were not felicitated in a physical ceremony due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Awardees for the Lawyers’ of India Day Award – 2020 are:

C.S. Vaidyanathan, Senior Advocate

Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Managing Partner, SAM & Co.

S.K. Kapur, Senior Advocate

Udaya Holla, Senior Advocate

Prof. (Dr.) Kamlesh P. Joshipura, Former Vice Chancellor, State Universities Gujarat

Awardees for the Lawyers’ of India Day Award – 2021 are:

Kapil Dev Sood, Senior Advocate

Ms. Meenakshi Arora, Senior Advocate

Ranjit Kumar, Former Solicitor General of India

R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate

Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai

The event ended with a Vote of Thanks by Shri Amarjit Singh Bedi, Joint General Secretary, BAI.



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