Aravind Kumar, judge of the Karnataka High Court, said on Saturday that students should have basic knowledge of law.

He was speaking after inaugurating a seminar here on “Contemporary laws” for NSS students organised by the District Legal Services Authority, the Udupi Bar Association and the National Service Scheme (NSS).

Mr. Kumar said that youth played an important role in the progress of the nation. Students should attend seminars such as the present one and use the knowledge gained for positive purposes, he said.

Chinnappa Gowda, Registrar, Mangalore University, said that laws helped in proper regulation of society. It was essential to create legal awareness in society. Students should have a knowledge of the National Youth Policy, the Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, he said.

District and Sessions Judge Narendrakumar Gunaki welcomed the gathering.

Secretary of the Udupi Bar Association Renold Praveen Kumar and managing trustee of the Ambalpady temple N.B. Vijay Ballal were present.

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