23rd October 2016 was the day that I can consider as life changing, being awarded the best adjudicator at Lex Bonanza Festival, Indore Institute of Law by none other than the legend of law, Shri. K.T.S. Tulsi was a turn that shot me miles up in one go.
Shri. K.T.S. Tulsi is a Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and former Additional Solicitor General of India. He is counted amongst the top five lawyers in India and often praised for his concern regarding the environment. At the age of 76 he rides his bicycle to the parliament sessions and has the highest attendance.
I applied for my internship in the month of April and without much waiting, the application was approved on 21stApril 2017. I joined the chamber on 1st June 2017 along with eight other interns and was awestruck with the kind of complex cases that Shri. K.T.S. Tulsi handled with utmost patience and ease.
After researching a case thoroughly, we got the opportunity to be a part of the court hearings. Being under the wings of a legend and listening to his seamless arguments was a lesson that no amount of books could teach me. We also met clients and became a part of the case research. However, the best part of my internship was lunch with Shri. K.T.S. Tulsi during which, he talked about his unique angles of looking at a case and research facts. He also kept us updated on news from around the world as a way of teaching the importance of knowing your surroundings well.
As an additional privilege of interning under a lawyer who is also a Rajya Sabha member, we had the opportunity to visit the parliament and meet the Joint Secretary, Shri. J. Sundriyal. We witnessed discussions regarding parliamentary affairs and questions, committee meetings on various issues, government programmes and schemes and a lot more.
The internship taught me more than I had assumed it would. Being under the constant presence of Shri. K.T.S. Tulsi passively taught me the minutiae of being a world class lawyer. I owe a sincere gratitude to the Jagran Lakecity University for granting me this opportunity. A special thanks to the Director, Shri. Yogendra Shrivastava and all the faculties, School of Law for showing unwavering faith in my capabilities. A huge thanks to the person who made it possible, our CEO Mr. Abhishek Mohan Gupta. Without his untiring efforts, this internship would have been a dream for me.