Law continues to interest experienced professionals from different streams to take up the subject. And the fact was proved at the convocation ceremony held at the Panjab University campus wherein a Principal Secretary to Punjab government, a dental surgeon, a retired banker and a principal from the education stream were awarded law degrees.
“My friends urged me to take it up even though my daughter had doubts whether I could do it. So, I did it just to prove her wrong,” said Sanjay Kumar, an IAS officer who is currently the Principal Secretary to Punjab government.
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Sharing his experience, he said that he learnt a lot while attending the classes along with youngsters. “The civil society has some rules which are called ‘laws’ and you need to have knowledge about them. Moreover, you get to know the reason why different law came into being,” he said.
Before completing his law, Kumar had done his post-graduation in Political Science from Delhi University in 1986,followed by his Masters in Economics from the same university in 2000.
Echoing similar views as Singh, Paramjit Kaur, principal of Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana’s Sidhwan Khurd said, “ It’s is very important for every administrator to have a deep and insightful knowledge about law. I feel that implementation of law is very weak in our country.” Kaur who has been a gold medalist in Political Science in 1978 from Panjab University has inclination towards continuing her studies. Interestingly, he already holds two Masters degree in Economics, Political Science along with an M. Phil in Political Science. She also done research on Punjab Politics. “ If given an opportunity I would like to be a part of any government commission like Human Rights,” she said.
Similarly, Verma, a dental surgeon in Government Multi-Speciality Hospital, said, “ I always wanted to pursue law but was occupied in my medical studies. Now I got the opportunity and was was able to do it. I did it purely because of interest and to gain knowledge of the day to day laws.” Apart from his BDS and MDS, Verma has also holds a MBA degree. Anupam Kumar Tejee who, retired from Union Bank in 2010 said he always had inclination to study law, so right after his retirement he took it up. Father of two girls a son, who is currently practicing in district court, said, “ Due to my age, I don’t have too many options. But I will continue to practice law. Now, that i have completed my LLB, I might pursue MBA as well.”