IDIA Delhi Chapter’s Sensitisation Sessions Reached Over 8000 People

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IDIA Delhi Chapter conducted Sensitisation sessions in collaboration with East District Legal Services Authority (DLSA (East)) that were streamed on YouTube with over 8,000-10,000 views of the videos collectively. DLSA (East) is a body which under the aegis of Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) that is entrusted with the task of promoting legal awareness and literacy. Finding commonality of purpose with IDIA, the body, along with the office of Deputy Director of Education (East), decided to have a series of virtual Sensitisations with the Delhi Chapter of IDIA on the topic of “Law as a viable Career option and how IDIA can help you in exploring the field of law.” The Sensitisations took place over Cisco Webex and were attended by students of 11th and 12th standard from 84 schools in East Delhi.

The sessions were aimed at introducing the idea of becoming a lawyer to the students. The perks and benefits of a legal education were discussed with them. The careers after law were an important part of the discussion. The sessions also exhaustively talked about IDIA and the help it can provide.

Each Sensitisation was conducted by volunteers from the Sensitisation team of the Delhi Chapter, an IDIA scholar and an alumnus of NLU Delhi (an erstwhile team member of the Delhi Chapter). The team was formed to ensure that all aspects of IDIA from various stakeholders were covered – from a trainee to a scholar and from a team member to a team leader. The team especially talked about IDIA as a support system and community of scholars and members.. Along with that, a video by IDIA was also streamed (watch here).

All Sensitisations ended with  Q&A sessions where the questions asked by attendees on the live chat were addressed by the speakers, following which the contact details of IDIA were shared with the attendees. The video recordings from all the three Sensitisations have been uploaded on the YouTube channel of DSLSA and collectively have over 8,000 – 10,000 views. Watch one of the videos here: https://youtu.be/u26zXhVFrsc

A detailed report of the three Sensitisations is as follows:

Sensitisation One

Date 09/01/2021

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Number of participating schools: 30

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/u26zXhVFrsc

List of participating schools:

  1. Kalyanpuri-SkV(Mother Teresa)
  2. Mandawali-SKV No.2
  3. Trilokpuri, Block20-SKV (Sharda Sen)
  4. Kondli-SKV (JeejaBai)
  5. Dallupura-SKV
  6. East Vinod Nagar-SKV(RavindraThakur)
  7. Mayur Vihar,Phase11,Pkt.B-SKV(Annie Besant)
  8. Patparganj-SKV
  9. West Vinod Nagar-SKV
  10. KalyanVas-SKV
  11. Mayur Vihar,Phase 1, Pkt.lI-SKV (Janaki Devi)
  12. Mayur Vihar, Phase 1, Pkt.IV-SKV
  13. Khichripur-GGSSS
  14. Kalyanpuri-GGSSS
  15. Trilokpuri, Block 27-GGSSS
  16. West Vinod Nagar, Block E-G(Co-ed)SSS
  17. MayurViha,Phase1,Chilla Gaon-G(Co-ed)SSS
  18. New AshokNagar-SKV
  19. Gazipur-SKV
  20. Vasundhra Enclave-GGSSS
  21. New Kondli-GGSSS
  22. Patparganj, I.P. Extn- Sarvodaya (Co-ed) SSS
  23. Mandawali, No.3- SKV
  24. Shakarpur,No.2-SKV
  25. Shakarpur, No.1-SKV
  26. Preet Vihar, Govt. Co-Ed Senior Secondary School
  27. Khichari Pur Village J.J Colony – SKV
  28. Mandawali, No.2- SKV
  29. P.Extension, Near Mayo College- RPVV
  30. Khichripur School of Excellence

Number of Speakers: 5

List of Speakers and the topics covered:

  1. Svetlana Correya (Director, IDIA): Spoke about what is IDIA, details of the work IDIA engages in, the number of state chapters, IDIA’s goal of diversity and why diversity is required in law schools, how can legal education empower the marginalized communities.
  2. Tarun Doyal (Volunteer, Sensitisation Team): Spoke about what is law, what are NLUs, how to get into National Law Universities, subject matter of CLAT/AILET and other law entrance exams.
  3. Ashima Sharma (Volunteer, Sensitisation Team): Spoke about benefits of a legal education, what are the different career options available after a law school, what are the different teams in the Delhi Chapter of IDIA and how do they help their trainees prepare for law entrances.
  4. Bhavna (IDIA Scholar, Associate at Lawsikho): Spoke about her journey with IDIA from being a trainee to a lawyer, how IDIA helped her throughout her law school experience, internships and academics in law school and her job experiences after graduation.
  5. Mahima Jain (Alumnus of NLU Delhi, Former Team Leader (IDIA Delhi Chapter), Legal Officer (Essar Power Limited)): Spoke about personality development in law schools and value of the skills learnt from a legal education, experience as a team leader of the Delhi Chapter, IDIA as a support system and community for both trainees and volunteers.

Sensitisation Two

Date 10/01/2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Number of participating schools: 28

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/EbaMh8Xd-QM

List of Participating Schools:

  1. Mandawali-SBV (Veer Udham Singh)
  2. Patpargan-SBV (Genda Lal Dixit)
  3. Kalyanvas-SBV (Raj Bihari Bose)
  4. Shakarpur, No.2-SBV (Ishwar Chand)
  5. West Vinod Nagar-SBV
  6. Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Pkt. II-SBV (Prem Chand)
  7. East Vinod Nagar-SBV (Jai Prakash Narayan)
  8. Kalyanpuri-SBV
  9. Trilokpuri, Block 20-SBV
  10. Khichripur-GBSSS
  11. Dallupura-SBV
  12. New Kondli-GBSSS
  13. Mayur Vihar, Phase I1, P k t . B – S B V
  14. Mayur Vihar, Phase 1, Pkt.IV-SBV(Shaheed Capt.Hanifuddin)
  15. Kalyanpuri -GBSSS
  16. Trilokpuri, Block 27-SBV
  17. Joshi Colony-GBSSS
  18. New Ashok Nagar-GBSSS
  19. Shakarpur, No.1-SBV
  20. Shakarpur, School Block-SBV
  21. Shakarpur, No.1-SKV
  22. Trilokpuri, Block 27-GBSSS
  23. Kondli-SBV
  24. Khicharipur VillageJ.J. Colony- SKV
  25. Vasundhra Enclave-GBSSS
  26. Gazipur-GBSSS
  27. Mandawali, No.2 -SBV
  28. Khichripur Village, J.J.Colony-SBV

Number of Speakers: 5

List of Speakers:

  1. Svetlana Correya (Director, IDIA): Spoke about what is IDIA, details of the work IDIA engages in, the number of state chapters, IDIA’s goal of diversity and why diversity is required in law schools, how can legal education empower the marginalized communities.
  2. Sakshi Tikmany (Team Leader, IDIA Delhi Chapter): Spoke about what is Law, what are NLUs, how to get into National Law Universities, subject matter of CLAT/AILET and other law entrance exams, benefits of a legal education, different career options available after a law school, different teams in the Delhi Chapter of IDIA and how do they help their trainees prepare for law entrances.
  3. Najrul Islam (IDIA Scholar, 3rd Year student at NLU, Delhi): Spoke about his journey with IDIA from being a trainee to a scholar, how IDIA helped him enter into a law school and throughout the law school, his experience till now, internships and academics in law school.
  4. Priyanka Hazarika (IDIA Scholar, Former Team Leader (IDIA Delhi Chapter), Associate (AZB & Partners)): Spoke about her journey with IDIA from being a trainee to a lawyer, how IDIA helped her throughout her law school experience, internships and academics in law school. She also spoke about her experiences in law school and as a team leader of IDIA Delhi Chapter and legal career after graduation.
  5. Tarun Agarwal (Alumnus of NLU Delhi, former Team Member (IDIA Delhi Chapter), Advocate): Spoke about personality development in law schools and value of the skills learnt from a legal education, experience as a team member of the IDIA Delhi Chapter, experiences in law school and career as an advocate after law school.

Sensitisation Three

Date 16/01/2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Number of participating schools: 26

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/wCfL-iqtp1k

List of Participating Schools:

  1. Laxmi Nagar-SBV
  2. Rani Garden-SBV
  3. Jhecl Khurenja,No.1-SBV
  4. Kailash Nagar-SBV
  5. Chander Nagar-GBSSS
  6. Gecta Colony,Block13-GBSSS
  7. Gandhi Nagar-SBV
  8. Krishna Nagar-SBV
  9. Geeta Colony,Block13-SKV
  10. Chander Nagar-SKV
  11. Shankar Nagar-SKV
  12. Gandhi Nagar,No.1-SKV
  13. Laxmi Nagar-SKV
  14. Rani Garden-GGSSS
  15. Kailash Nagar-GGSSS
  16. Gandhi Nagar, No.2-GGSSS
  17. Gandhi Nagar,No.3-GGSSS
  18. Krishna Nagar SKV
  19. RadheyShyam Park-SBV
  20. RadheyShyam Park-SKV
  21. Old Seelampur-SKV
  22. Shivpuri-G(Co-ed)SSS
  23. Lalita Park-GGSSS
  24. Gandhi Nagar-RPVV
  25. Lalita Park-GBSSS
  26. Old Seelampur -SBV

Number of speakers: 6

  1. Sakshi Tikmany (Team Leader, IDIA Delhi Chapter): Spoke about what is IDIA, details of the work IDIA engages in, the number of state chapters, information about IDIA Delhi Chapter.
  2. Aayushi Goyal (Team Leader, IDIA Delhi Chapter): Spoke about IDIA’s goal of diversity and why diversity is required in law schools, how can legal education empower the marginalized communities.
  3. Sanchita Bhat (Volunteer, Sensitisation Team): Spoke about what is Law, what are NLUs, how to get into National Law Universities, subject matter of CLAT/AILET and other law entrance exams.
  4. Drishti Kaushik (Deputy Team Leader, Sensitisation Team): Spoke about the benefits of a legal education, what are the different career options available after a law school, what are the different teams in the Delhi Chapter of IDIA and how do they help their trainees prepare for law entrances.
  5. Najrul Islam (IDIA Scholar, 3rd Year student at NLU, Delhi): Spoke about his journey with IDIA from being a trainee to a scholar, how IDIA helped him enter into a law school and throughout the law school, his experience at law school till now, internships and academics in law school.
  6. Shweta Venkatesan (Alumnus of NLU Delhi, Former Team Leader (IDIA Delhi Chapter), Associate (Legal Analyst, Koan Advisory Group)): Spoke about personality development in law schools and value of the skills learnt from a legal education, experience as a team leader and member of the IDIA Delhi Chapter and IDIA being a support system and community for both trainees and volunteers.

We hope to see many more such mutually enriching collaborations in the future.

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