About The Hidayatullah National Law University
Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National Law University has completed the journey of more than one and half a decade. In such a short span of time, HNLU has carved out a niche in the realm of legal education across India and the legacy is soaring towards newer heights day by day with moto Dharma Sansthapanartham meaning ‘for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal values.’
Named after the great legal luminary Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah, the University was established by the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).
HNLU is the sixth in the series of National Law Schools across India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961.
About the International Women’s Day Celebration
The Legal and Social Services Committee (LSSC) commemorated the International Women’s Day by a mix of on-field and off-field activities on the theme “Menstrual Health and Hygiene”. It could happen due to the constant motivation of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) V.C. Vivekanandan and the guidance of Dr. Balwinder Kaur, Faculty Coordinator, LSSC, HNLU.
As a part of on field activity the committee organised an awareness camp in Ruabandha Basti of Bhilai on Menstrual Health and Hygiene. The committee members, Ms. Vibhuti Deshmukh (10th Semester) and Ms. Akanksha Das (4th Semester) anchored the awareness camp on behalf of the committee. They interacted with the women present at the occasion and learnt about the difficulties they face during menstruation. It was followed by a discussion with them about the safe practices to be followed. The members further engaged themselves in distribution of Sanitary Napkins to all of them in order to raise awareness for using the same. With this campaign the aim of the committee was to reach out to women and help them realise the importance of maintaining proper menstrual hygiene. As a part of off field activity, the committee invited videos and posters from the students of the University on International Women’s Day which saw a participation from Sushmita Mandal, Supriya Bhatpahari, Varshunn Bhan, Nandini Tandon and Akanksha Das.
Appreciating the initiatives of the LSSC members on the occasion, Dr. Balwinder Kaur remarked, “It is indeed one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness and campaign for gender equality. HNLU is resolved to do its bit in its capacity in every possible way.”