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“RUN SO THAT SOMEONE COULD LEARN” | IDIA Sikkim Chapter organises a Mini Marathon

Written by by on Jun 12, 2019

“RUN SO THAT SOMEONE COULD LEARN” | IDIA Sikkim Chapter organises a Mini Marathon

IDIA Sikkim Chapter organises an ecofriendly minimal waste mini marathon with over 70 participants varying from an 8 year old kid to a 63 year old participant! The event was a grand success and helped secure funds for legal education of students from Sikkim.

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IDIA Odisha Chapter conducts Sensitisation sessions for over 300 students in Bolangir in 3 days

Written by by on May 16, 2019

IDIA Odisha Chapter conducts Sensitisation sessions for over 300 students in Bolangir in 3 days

3 days. 3 volunteers. Over 380 students sensitized about law.

You read that right! Over a span of three days, from 3rd – 5th April, 2019, a team from IDIA Odisha Chapter consisting of first year volunteers Tuku Padhan and Shreyas Alevoor (the author of this post), led by Team Leader (Legal Aid) Shivendra Pandey, conducted a marathon sensitization drive at Bolangir, Odisha.

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A promise to return: Sensitisation session by IDIA Punjab chapter

Written by by on May 2, 2019

A promise to return: Sensitisation session by IDIA Punjab chapter

A sensitisation drive was conducted by members of the IDIA Punjab Chapter on the 5th of April, 2019. This time, they headed to the Government Senior Secondary School, Sidhuwal, Patiala where they were greeted by an enthusiastic bunch of students from the 12th grade for whom the new academic session had commenced recently.

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IDIA represents India at the Asialawyers football tournament in Thailand

Written by by on Apr 29, 2019

IDIA represents India at the Asialawyers football tournament in Thailand

IDIA adds another feather to its cap by winning the Fair Play award at the Asialawyers 2019, the Asian Football Cup For Lawyers. IDIA Charitable Trust has been conferred the Gold Membership of Mundiavocat (World Cup Football for Lawyers) for a significant contribution towards spreading football among Indian lawyers’ community. Every year, IDIA organizes IDIA Football League (IFL), the biggest charity football tournament for the legal community in India. Its message is to promote diversity through sports.

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Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya: Baghpat sensitisation

Written by by on Mar 13, 2019

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya: Baghpat sensitisation

IDIA Delhi team conducts a sensitisation at JNV Bhagpat, 50 kms from Delhi, and gets an opportunity to meet some promising young candidates!

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A 3-D Perspective on Indian Intellectual Property: Distinct, Diverse and Democratic?

Written by by on Feb 28, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that University of Pennsylvania Law School and IDIA are organising an IP conference titled: “A 3-D Perspective on Indian Intellectual Property: Distinct, Diverse and Democratic?”. This conference will be held on March 5, 2019 and hosted by the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. It boasts a stellar cast of speakers drawn from the IP profession, industry, civil society, academia and government. Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal (Joint Secretary, DPIIT) will deliver the opening address. And Justice Aftab Alam (who delivered the historic Supreme Court verdict in the Novartis patent litigation and section 3(d)) will be a special guest. Given that “diversity” is a core theme of IDIA, this conference is of special importance to us. We therefore urge all of our IDIA champions, donors, partners and well wishers to please spread the word and to attend personally if this topic/theme is of interest to you.

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IDIA Pune Chapter conducts an eye-opening sensitisation at an ashram near Pune

Written by by on Feb 8, 2019

IDIA Pune Chapter conducts an eye-opening sensitisation at an ashram near Pune

IDIA Pune Chapter visited the near-by ashram called “Punaruthan Samarasita Gurukulam” (henceforth ‘Gurukul’) located at Chinchwad near Pune. It is run by a social worker, Mr. Girish Prabhune, who has been working for the rehabilitation of tribal children since the past 30 years. The Gurukul houses about 300 children from the age group of 3-20 years and they study from 1st- 12th Std in the same place. Most of these children come from the remotest of areas in Maharashtra.

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‘Mera Parivar Garib Hai’ (‘My Family is Poor’)

Written by by on Jan 28, 2019

‘Mera Parivar Garib Hai’ (‘My Family is Poor’)

The following is an account of the experience of one of IDIA’s PPIL (Promoting Public Interest Litigation) fellows, Abhay Jain, who has been working in some panchayats of Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh, as part of his fellowship. He found ‘Mera Parivar Garib Hai’ (‘My Family is Poor’) painted outside all houses in a village, and decided to get to the root of the situation!

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IDIA Jharkhand Chapter Conducts Sensitization Sessions for Over 1500 Students in Schools in Dhanbad

Written by by on Jan 9, 2019

IDIA Jharkhand Chapter Conducts Sensitization Sessions for Over 1500 Students in Schools in Dhanbad

Afsar Raza and Md. Saddam Ansari conducted sensitization sessions in the remote district of Dhanbad, which is 160 kilometers away from Ranchi. They conducted the sensitization sessions during the vacations of Chath puja and Diwali. Sensitization sessions were conducted in both government and private schools, after taking prior permission from the respective School Principals. The schools that were sensitized included Jharkhand Public School, +2 High School Balliapur, Mother Teresa High School, Shishu Vidya Mandir Vidayala and several others.

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IDIA Kerala Chapter Conducts Sensitisation at a Girls’ School in Venganoor

Written by by on Dec 28, 2018

IDIA Kerala Chapter Conducts Sensitisation at a Girls’ School in Venganoor

IDIA volunteers Amal Antony and Shinto Matthew held a sensitization session on ‘Law as a Career’ at the Government Higher Secondary School for Girls, Venganoor, Thiruvananthapuram.

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