Public Concern for Governance Trust
Public Concern for Governance Trust (PCGT) is a registered trust founded by Mr. Julio Ribeiro, Dr. R.K. Anand and late Mr. B.G. Deshmukh to increase public participation and activism towards creating a more transparent and efficient governance system.
GLC Legal Aid Committee
The Legal Aid Committee, as the name suggests, strives to provide free legal assistance to those who cannot afford it. The Legal Aid Committee has varied and diverse activities to be undertaken which range from providing pro bono legal opinion to needy people, spreading awareness in Mumbai on various current socio-legal issues, teaching juvenile delinquents and writing bail applications for the prison inmates.
Committee is comprised of four avenues:
- Legal Aid Cell
- Legal Awareness Cell
- Juvenile Home Visits
- Jail Visits
GLC NSS Unit
National Service Scheme (NSS) was introduced in 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service. ‘Education through Service’ is the purpose of the NSS. The ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Very appropriately, the motto of NSS is “NOT ME, BUT YOU”. An NSS volunteer places the ‘community’ before ‘self’.
The aim of NSS is developing student’s personality through community service. It install’s the idea of social welfare in students and provides service to society without any bias. NSS aims to develop the quality of understanding the community in which the NSS volunteers work. Also, to identify the needs and problems of the community and involve themselves in problem-solving exercise; developing among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility, to develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters; and to practice national integration and social harmony.
The GLC NSS unit was started 11 years ago. The GLC NSS Volunteers always make sure to contribute and help in the development of society through various activities starting from visiting local areas of Mumbai and acknowledging the people on various issues or even arranging blood donation camp, sessions on awakening topics, the beach clean-up activities to setting up camp and helping the villagers to get a better standard of living. NSS attempts to establish meaningful linkages between ‘Campus and Community’, ‘College and Village’ and ‘Knowledge and Action’
KET’s V. G. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce
The Late Shri Annasaheb Vaze and his sons established the Kelkar Education Trust in 1979. This charitable Trust aims to reach out to all, irrespective of their standing in the society, without any discrimination. The V. G. Vaze College is a multi-faculty institution established in 1984 by the trust. Vaze College is the first NAAC accredited college in the State of Maharashtra with top ‘Five Star’ ranking and was re-accredited in second cycle with ‘A’ Grade in 2005 as well as in third cycle in 2012. Our Junior College is awarded with ‘A’ Grade by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.
About the Speaker
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur graduated in history from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and obtained his law degree from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He enrolled as an advocate in July 1977 and practised in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. He then became an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court in 1981 and was designated Senior Advocate in 1977. He was appointed Additional Solicitor General in 1998 and continued in that position until February 1999 when he became an additional Judge of the Delhi High Court and made a permanent judge in July that year.
He was later appointed at the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court as well as the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Justice Lokur was elevated to the Supreme Court of India on June 4, 2012, and retired on December 31, 2018, after tenure of more than six years. He was the presiding judge of the Social Justice Bench and exclusively heard public interest petitions, primarily related to socio- economic matters. He was responsible for giving an impetus to human rights jurisprudence covering the right to food, shelter, health, dignity and livelihood.
Justice Lokur is lauded for his work in protecting the Aravalli Hills, the Taj Mahal and hauling up industries for large scale pollution. He is now a judge of the non-resident panel of the Supreme Court of Fiji. This is for the first time that an Indian has been appointed to the Supreme Court of another country.
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