Chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court AK Sikri on Saturday said legal education would be made part of school curriculum so that youth could spread legal awareness among the deprived section of the society and help fighting social ills.
Justice Sikri, who is also patron-in-chief of Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HALSA), was addressing a gathering in a programme organised in Gurgaon on Saturday.
He asked students to help in providing justice to the poor and illiterate by making them aware about their rights.
Sikri pointed out that in spite of laws, certain illegal things happen around us.
"This is because we see them and we ignore them," he said, according to a Haryana government release here.
Referring to Rabindranath Tagore's poem, he said, when the sun sets in the evening, the onus of spreading light lies on a small lamp made of mud, similarly, students will have to play the role of that lamp for Legal Services Authority in spreading legal awareness in the society.