Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has continued its commitment to law students of Mumbai University by awarding 44 students for academic excellence with prizes which were instituted in the memory of Late Shri Venkiteswaran.
At a function held at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club on 16th February, IRClass awarded the prizes which include a citation and a cheque to the students securing highest and second highest marks across 12 subjects.
The function was well attended by Mrs. Keole, Principal of Government Law College, Prof Pithawalla, Mr. Marco Wadia (Director, IRClass), Mr. Arun Sharma (Executive Chairman, IRClass) apart from students and their parents. Presence of family members of late Mr. Venkiteswaran, Mr. Subramanian and Ms. Priya added to the significance of the occasion.
Mr. Arun Sharma, speaking on the occasion highlighted the key contribution made by late Mr. Venkiteswaran to IRClass, the maritime industry as well as society at large.
Mrs. Keole, Principal of Government Law College sincerely appreciated this noble initiative and mentioned that it is rare that an organisation has awarded such prizes without any expectations in return.
Professor Pithawalla expressed his gratitude to IRClass and the family of late Mr. Venkiteswaran and highlighted the enthusiasm of students competing to secure highest marks to win the prizes. He pointed out the case where one student scored 94 marks in the subject of Intellectual Property Rights, a rarity in Mumbai University.
Mr. Subramanian, himself a lawyer, exhorted the students to be good human beings apart from being good lawyers.
In continuation with last year’s trend, girl students continued to impress with more than 60% of the prizes bagged by them.