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?IIM can help in court management?

JUSTICE YATINDRA Singh, judge of the Allahabad High Court, who created history by reinstating the Kalyan Singh government in February 1998, on Sunday called upon the IIM students to help in ?court management?.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 00:49 IST

JUSTICE YATINDRA Singh, judge of the Allahabad High Court, who created history by reinstating the Kalyan Singh government in February 1998, on Sunday called upon the IIM students to help in ‘court management’.

Justice Singh, who was heard with rapt attention by the students at the concluding ceremony of Manfest late on Sunday, said over the years the “judiciary” had been responsible for several positive things like judicial activism, judicial independence and taking up of PILs.

“But still court management is the need of the hour. Due to lack of it things like pending cases etc happen. There has to be greater cooperation between business schools and the judiciary,” he remarked.

Justice Singh, who authored two books, had the students eating out of his hands when he said he knew how to hold the attention of the business leaders who otherwise would be disinterested in “an old man’s speech.” He then asked the students to find out the importance of the number 1729 and said the answer would lie in his speech. Having said that, he announced that anyone who listened to his speech and answer the query would get a cake! The students were bowled over. And one of them, Shobhit, got a cake which Justice Singh had brought with him to IIM-L.

Urging the students to become a torchbearer, be innovative and confident, the learned judge said an organisation prospered through a leader alone. “Only a true leader can contribute in making an organisation excellent,” he added.

Scholarship in Manju’s memory

FORMER IIM Lucknow students are now thinking of forming a committee in association with top corporate houses globally that can take up issues affecting honest officials.

President of the IIM Alumni Committee Vineet Chauhan, who is at present based in Singapore, informed media persons that the move was being contemplated in wake of the murder of 2003 batch alumni Manjunath Shanmugham a couple of months back.

Chauhan said they had decided to start a scholarship in Manjunath’s memory as well on the campus here. Besides, they would honour four faculty members from their alma mater annually for their outstanding work. Chauhan said the alumni committee had also started coaching the present students of IIM-L about the latest trends in corporate houses across the globe. “We are giving them tips through video conferencing,” he said.

First Published: Jan 23, 2006 00:49 IST