Prayagraj National Law UniversityPresident Ram Nath Kovind laid foundation stones for the NLU at Prayagraj, and Advocate Chambers of Allahabad’s high court on Saturday, September 11th. In order to achieve the Constitution’s inclusive ideals, Mr Kovind highlighted the importance of increasing the participation of women in the Judiciary during the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for National Law University, Prayagraj. When discussing recent developments, Mr Kovind highlighted the fact that history was made in the judiciary by the appointment of nine judges, three of them women, at the Supreme Court last month.
Road to the First Women Chief Justice in India
Ms. Kovind spoke about the historic appointment of three female judges to the Supreme Court of India. He noted that the number of female judges at the apex court has reached a historic high of 4. This has opened the door to a female Chief Justice of India (CJI), he said. President Kovind pressed on the issue of the need for women judges in the judiciary and stated that a just society can only be created if more women are involved in all areas of the judiciary. According to the Supreme Court’s current hierarchy, Justice B V Nagarathna will be the first woman CJI by September 2027.
High-quality Legal Education is Important for Strengthening the Judiciary
President Kovind spoke at the ceremony to establish the NLU Prayagraj. He stated that legal education is the backbone of the judiciary and essential for equitable and inclusive justice. At the event, Mr Kovind stated that “World-class legal training is one of our top priorities.” Our country is moving towards a policy of becoming a knowledge superpower in this age of knowledge economy. This is evident in the establishment of Uttar Pradesh National Law University. He also demanded that higher education institutions adopt the best practices, including modern facilities, selection and appointment of students, preparation of curriculum, and selection and pedagogy, to ensure that students receive the right training.