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One of the oldest universities in India, Panjab University (PU) established in Lahore in 1882, has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts, and sports. The glorious traditions of the University established during more than 138 years of its service to the nation are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students. Panjab University has ranked 2nd in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) amongst Indian Universities declared by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India in 2020. It has ranked 4th amongst Indian institutes/ universities by International Ranking Agency, the Times Higher Education (WUR) in 2019- 2020. It has won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for best all-round performance in sports among Indian Universities for continuous two years in succession 2018-19 and 2019-2020. The University campus is spread over an area of 550 acres (2.2 km2) in sectors 14 and 25 of the city of Chandigarh. University has 78 teaching and research departments and 15 Centres/Chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh.


University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) was established as the constituent department of Panjab University, in the academic session 2004-05. During a short period, it has emerged as one of the premier legal Institutes with a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Students are trained in the essence of the substantive laws, techniques of procedural laws, methods of client counseling, and skills in legal and social sciences research, etc. 

The Moot Court Competitions, Client Counselling Sessions, Quiz Contests, Seminars, Group Discussions, and Extension Lectures, etc. are regular features of the academic calendar of the Institute. The Institute’s Legal Aid Clinic, which provides free legal services to the economically weaker sections of the society as a part of the community outreach program of the Institute, also offers opportunities to the students to work in coordination with practicing lawyers.


The Society for Quiz is a constituent society of the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The Society owes its existence to the vital role played by the quizzes in the learning process. Considering how promising the quizzes are in terms of expanding the horizons of one’s knowledge and improving the efficiency of mind, the Society is completely devoted to organizing various types of quizzes throughout the year, both online and offline. Also, to keep the spirit of competition alive, the Society aims not to limit itself to its home institution but also to reach out to the students throughout the nation. Furthermore, believing in the potential of a quiz as an activity to raise general awareness, the Society is also unrestricted in its choice of topics for the quizzes and is not limited merely to the topics of the law.  


The National Service Scheme was started by the Government of India, Ministry of Education and Culture, Govt. of India, in collaboration with State Government in the year 1969 in 37selected Universities. Our University has been participating in the scheme right from its inception. At present, the scheme is run by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in Central Government and the Department of Higher & Technical Education in State Government.

At present around 120 colleges of our University are implementing this scheme. Panjab University with 15 NSS units has been organizing various NSS activities in the PU Campuses and its 5 adopted villages falling in the UT Chandigarh and around 70 villages situated in the state of Punjab. Major achievements of the Panjab University NSS are implementation of NSS Elective subject in the undergraduate courses, PGI Assistance Project, 2nd position of NSS Contingent at State Level Parade, E-Waste Management Programme, and Digital Literacy Programme.


The motto of the NSS is: ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view.


Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.”                                                                      -Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It is celebrated annually on 2 October, and it is one of the three national holidays of India. The UN General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi Jayanti is observed to honour and pay rich tributes to the Father of the Nation and on this day, people remember his invaluable contributions to India’s freedom struggle and independence movement. His path-breaking principles of ahimsa and swaraj are observed across all the institutions in India. People celebrate his teachings through various initiatives that can lead to the betterment of our surroundings, the city, and eventually the country.

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271 of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence”.

Gandhi Jayanti is marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, including at Gandhi’s memorial, Raj Ghat, in New Delhi where he was cremated. Popular activities include prayer meetings, commemorative ceremonies in different cities by colleges, local government institutions, and socio-political institutions. Painting and essay competitions are conducted and best awards are granted for projects in schools and the community encouraging a nonviolent way of life as well as celebrating Gandhi’s effort in the Indian independence movement. Gandhi’s favourite Bhajan (Hindu devotional song), Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, is usually sung in his memory. Statues of Mahatma Gandhi throughout the country are decorated with flowers and garlands, and some people avoid drinking alcohol or eating meat on the day. 




The participants are free to choose their topic from the below mentioned themes:

  1. Nonviolence and Multilateral Diplomacy
  2. Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy in the 21st century
  3. India and the Anglo-Boer War
  4. Gandhi – from an Ordinary Barrister to the Father of Nation
  5. Movement of Truth & Force: Satyagrah



A.General Rule: 

a) The language of the contest shall be English only. 

b) The participants will speak on the topic with areas given on. 

c) The speech will be of 5-7 minutes duration. The time limit will be strictly enforced. The first warning bell would be struck at the 5th minute. The final warning bell will be given 30 seconds before the 7th minute. 

d) The speaker is expected to memorize their speech and is not allowed to read any part of the speech from papers, notes, or cards. 

B. The contestants may keep in view the following points while delivering their speech:- 

a. Content 

(I) Greeting & introduction of the subject. 

(II) Exposition of the main theme (Conciseness & clarity of message, originality/points of interest, Incorporation of Personal References, Quotations, etc). 

(III) Conclusion. 

b. Speaking Presentation 

(I) Memorization (evaluated by pauses) 

(II) Verbal Clarity (Annunciation and pronunciation of words, voice strength, and projection) Presentation/Speaking style (Mannerisms, Audience contact and voice modulation, ability to keep the audience engaged by their speaking style). 

General rules of marking are as per the following criteria out of the marks allocated against each category:-

Command over subject 20
Explanatory Skills 20
Presentation Skills 20
Clarity of Ideas and Thoughts 20
Confidence Level 10
Starting and Ending of Declamation 10
TOTAL  100


8.10.2021 Preliminary Round
10.10.2021 Final Round



Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University

Dr. (Prof.) Rajinder Kaur, Chairman, SFQ, UILS, PU – cum-  Director, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Dr. Pushpinder Kaur, Faculty Co-ordinator, SFQ, UILS, PU – cum – Associate Professor (Law), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Dr. Amita Verma, P.O. NSS Law Unit – cum – Associate Professor (Law), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh


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