We setup Army Law College in Kanhe within three months: Lt Gen DR Soni, GOC-in-C, Southern Command
He was speaking at the inauguration of the Army Law College at Kanhe. The college will only be the second professional college to be established by the Indian Army, under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society, in Pune, after the Army Institute of Technology.Updated: Jul 17, 2018 17:01 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
“The decision to start the Army Law College in Kanhe was taken six months ago and our staff worked on war footing to setup the entire campus within three months, despite all challenges. That is the army way of doing a job and I am immensely proud of them,” said Lieutenant General DR Soni, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command on Monday.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the Army Law College at Kanhe. The college will only be the second professional college to be established by the Indian Army, under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society, in Pune, after the Army Institute of Technology.
“It is easy to build something in cities like Pune. It takes one and half hours to reach Kanhe from the city. Getting workers and materials to this place, and getting the job done within the limited time frame was a big challenge. We wanted to finish the work before monsoon. So, we pulled our deadline by a month and yet managed to complete the task.I remember our people built shelters while constructing the road, to protect it from the rain,” he said.
The Army Law College is a residential institute offering five years integrated BBA, LLB courses. The college is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University(SPPU) and a total of 60 children of serving and retired Army personnelhave been granted admission for current academic year 2018 -19, based on their score in the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law.
The college has been established on a property gifted by Radha Kaliandas Daryanani Charitable Trust and it has 12 buildings near Kanhe village, on the old Pune-Mumbai highway. Dr Madhushree Joshi will be the principal of the college. She is a gold medallist from Pune University.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by students of the first batch, along with their parents. DG Karnik, retired Bombay high court judge, Dr Prem Daryanani, trustee of Radha Kaliandas Daryanani Charitable Trust, senior army officers, college faculty, residents and government officials of the area attended the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Prem Daryanani highlighted the thought behind the donation and
asked the corporates as well as citizens to share the responsibility towards Army personnel who risk their lives to safeguard the borders under challenging conditions. DG Karnik recounted his many years of judicial experience to highlight the challenges of the legal profession and how students need to prepare for it.
First Published: Jul 17, 2018 17:00 IST