Make citizens understand real meaning of statute: CJI

One-liner:  Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana on Sunday said a constitutional republic shall thrive only when its citizens are aware of what the Constitution envisages.

Rights and duties: He emphasised that every individual must be made aware of their rights and duties, and that it should be the endeavour of the law graduates to explain to the people the constitutional provisions in simpler terms. 

Lawyers as social engineers: Addressing the fifth convocation of Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur, he also termed the law as an instrument of social change and said law school education must turn graduates into social engineers. 

Global citizens: This generation of youngsters is taking the world by revolution. Be it the climate crisis or violation of human rights. Truly, the technological revolution has made each one of us global citizens, the CJI said.

Sad reality: He said the sad reality is that the supreme document which defines the aspirations of modern independent India is confined to the knowledge of law students, legal practitioners, and a very small segment of the Indian population.

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