The B. S. Anangpuria Institute of Law recently organized an academic tour for its B.A.LL.B (Hons.) students from November 16th to 20th, 2022. The tour comprised a student visit to the High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital, and also covered various attractions in Ranikhet and Kausani.
The purpose of the visit to Nainital was to enable the students to witness and understand the system and functioning of the State Legal Service Authority. They observed the legal proceedings that were going on in various Court Halls. The court officers explained the process of judicial functioning to the students and enlightened them about various aspects, like:
- Traffic challan cases under the Motor Vehicles Act
- Cases that have reached a certain stage and are now to be decided by settlement or compromise between the parties
- Release of vehicles
- Minor cases relating to Excise Act
- MACT cases
- Criminal revisions
- Civil revisions
- Statement of accused under Section 313 Cr.P.C.
- Matters relating to Section 251 Cr.P.C.
- Matters relating to Articles 226 & 227
After the High Court, students enjoyed visiting the other prime locations in Nainital. They went to Mall Road, Naina Devi Temple, Naini Lake, and Bhimtal Lake, among other attractions, where they adored the local food, craft, and culture. The nighttime was again full of fun and excitement as students enjoyed their heart out in activities like bonfire, DJ music, and dance.
Students were also taken to visit Kainchi Dham, which is a renowned Hanuman temple and ashram. The temple is surrounded by ample scenic beauty, with green hills and a river flowing beside it.
The next day, students were taken to 9 hole golf course maintained by the golf club in Ranikhet, which is the second largest golf course in India. Here, students witnessed sunsets in all their glory and felt awe-struck by the beauty of the shining white snow-clad Himalayas.
The last part of the trip was Kausani. Here, students were first of all taken to Anasakti Ashram (Gandhi Ashram), which is a peaceful place in Kausani famous for the stay of Mahatma Gandhi for two weeks in 1929. The place is known for its mesmerizing beauty and was thus described by Gandhi Ji himself as the Switzerland of India. Students also visited the Kausani Tea Estate, which is a beautiful hill town and is highly acclaimed for its tea plantation.
Overall, the trip turned out to be equally fun-filled and relaxing for the students as it was educational and informative. Students surely learned a great deal from the High Court Visit in Nainital, but along with that, they also connected with nature and applauded the enthralling beauty that Mother Earth has gifted us. The trip refreshed the students to bounce back to their studies with new vigor and energy.