Mohini Chaubey, IVth year, Balaji Law College, BLC, Pune.
Name of Organisation
Think India UP Chapter’s ‘VIDHI’ Legal Internship Program ’18.
Think India UP chapter invited applications for Internships in the month of June 2018 which included the minimum number of selection of students to be 50 as soon as I went on the link provided on the application form it directed me to a google form, wherein CV was to be attached for the Internship application to get completed and within a month my internship was confirmed via a email.
The Orientation Day
The email from Think India also contained information about the orientation which took place at Lucknow itself. On the very first Orientation day we met Mr. Siddharth Shankar Dubey ,State convener of Think India Uttar Pradesh, he took a group discussion with the interns and enlighten us with facts of the issue of our group discussion topic, the talk also corrected our factual misconceptions on various contemporary legal issues.
He was also our internship coordination and one of the most admiring person ,his guidelines gave us true spirit ,motivation and confidence. At the end of the group discussions we were allocated with the respective Advocate .
Duration of internship and timings
I did my internship under Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Raghvendra Singh Ji .
During the period, 2nd July 2018 to 1st of August,2018.
Timings of internship: 10:30 am to 9:30 (which included breaks and chamber work in the evening which was optional)
Overall Internship Experience
My first day impression was amazing though we just had a informal meeting with the panel of advocates as well as Advocate General, as well as the office bearer, we were introduced by our coordinator and and further we were explained the working of advocate general office. I was introduced to a panel of advocated for our further internship working which included
- Shri. Pradeep Singh Ji ,Additonal chief standing counsel
- MR. Ranvijay Singh Ji, Additonal Chief standing counsel
- Adv. Prashant Singh Atal Ji, Senior Counsel, BJP Convener of Uttar Pradesh,
- Mr. Vinay Kumar Shahi Ji, Government Advocate class I.
The list of people gave us different cases to study and brief them along with client counselling, the cases included various writs, PIL, Cases of criminal and civil nature. We were also briefed about the Ram Janam Bhoomi Case which was the best part of the internship.
Apart form this, we got a chance to interact with Judge of Allahabad High court, Lucknow bench J. Ajai Lamba ,who gave us research work based on criminal procedural code and guided us with the technicalities of law in the most systematic way along with various judgments and books assigned to us for reference.
Other Part Of Internship
The other part of internship included para legal and social work which included meeting with scholars of various field such as
- Meeting and attending lecture of Shri Imtiaz Ali, Founder of “Sarthak Samudayik Vikas Evam Jan Kalyan Santhan” while his visit to Lucknow, for lecture and awareness campaign on Earth Day Netwrok.
- Meeting Member of Board of Director (Parliament) Lok Sabha, Dr. Seema Kaul Singh .
TI also organised different events and talks which was addressed by excellencies of different fields, the most interesting part of the event was that it was organised by us with the help and guidance of our coordinator, the task assigned to me was of media cell and the work was similar to that of a journalist which was an all together an different experience which I had for the first time.
Overall the internship was an thrilling experience which was not just specific to legal department but also included various other activities.My special mention to Adv. Desh Deepak Singh Ji who entertained our silly doubts with ultimate patience and smile,thought us the basic court mannerism.
Think India gave me a huge exposure to the legal world and to bring the best of myself .The various person of the Organisation such as Shri Ghyansham Shahi Ji , Shri Ramesh Gariya Ji polished us with there immense knowledge.
Therefore I request to all the law students to do internship with Think India once in a lifetime to bring best of themselves.