New Delhi: The Bar Association of India today celebrated ‘Lawyers of India Day’ and felicitated the jurists on its panel of advisors.
The Bar Association of India (BAI) felicitated senior advocate Anil B Divan along with other legal luminaries for their contribution to the legal community.
“The Bar Association of India has been very active in taking forward several regional and bilateral initiatives which have been vital in fulfilling the trade and economic objectives of the country.
“I am extremely honoured on being felicitated here today and congratulate the Bar Association on attributing December 3 as Lawyers of India Day,” Divan said.
The guest of honour at the event was Padma Shri awardee N R Madhava Menon, Founder-Vice Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, and National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He also appreciated the BAI for marking December 3 as ‘Lawyers of India Day’, which coincides with birth anniversary of India’s first President Rajendra Prasad.
“It is an excellent initiative on part of BAI to highlight the role of legal profession..It is appropriate that Lawyers of India Day is celebrated throughout the country in the memory of Dr Rajendra Prasad,” he said.
Speaking in honour of the advisors, BAI President Lalit Bhasin said, “These stalwarts have always worked towards the development and growth of the legal community in India. The legal community owes much to them.” Besides Divan, the BAI’s Board of Advisors include eminent jurists Fali S Nariman, former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee, senior advocates K K Venugopal and Harish Salve.
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