Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Experience :

Participation in Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam International Socio-Legal Film Making Competition has always been a great opportunity for students of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SLS Pune) to showcase their talent. The students have always participated with keen interest in this competition, since 2017. In its 5th edition the student members of Community Legal Care and Literacy Cell of SLS Pune decided to make a short film on a rather sensitive and important topic under the theme of “The LGBTQ Youth and Their Acceptance”. The film produced by them brings out issues which are being faced by the LGTBQ youth in the current society, where this particular community has always been discriminated against due to their gender identities. The film also suggests possible solutions to improve the situation and will help spreading awareness about the rights available to the LGTBQ community. The film was awarded the 3rd best film out of all the entries. The team, at SLS Pune is grateful to ProBono India for providing the youth of the country such avenues to research and explore the socio legal issues. We, at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, look forward to participate in all such enriching competitions organised by ProBono India where we are able to make a significant social impact by putting forth our assessment of key social issues !

Jaydeep Findoria

Parul University, Vadodara

Experience :

It was a fabulous opportunity to take part in 5th Dr APJ Abdul Kalam National Legal Essay Writing Competition at ProBono India. A topic full blend of social issues with legal aspects gave an immense brain storming chance to present the views. It was wonderful to be part of the event and bagged a position by writing on current covid pandemic and how it mend the lives of people. A great opportunity created by the platform and I am graceful, blissful and thankful for the same. Eager to participate in more such competitions and put front my view points and perspectives on the various thrilling topics given by ProBono India.

Session on How to Do Book Review by Ms. Hetvi Trivedi, Research Associate, GNLU, Gandhinagar

Experience :

ProBono India conducted a Session on How to Do Book Review by Ms. Hetvi Trivedi, Research Associate, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. This session planned for present interns at ProBono India which will help them to do effective book review in present assignment.

Name: Vivek Yadav 
University: Maharishi University of Information Technology 
Feedback: It was a great session, it\'s very helpful too. Thanks for such a session!
Name- Gunjan Kaushal
College - UPES, Dehradun
Feedback- she really expressed her views fluently and beautifully we, as the students got maximum knowledge upto the extent.
Name :- Shefali Sharma
College/University :- Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow.
Feedback :- It was really informative. Ma\'am gave valuable insights on how to write a quality book review and what all to include in it. I personally liked her quote:- Reading a novel or book should not be done for the name sake but you should experience and involve yourself in those characters and world the author is trying to create. The session motivated and helped me a lot.
Name: Shagun Kashyap
University: Hidayatullah National Law University, Naya Raipur
Feedback: The webinar taken by Hetvi Ma\'am was very well conducted and was very knowledgeable. She expressed her ideas very beautifully and each and every point mentioned by her was very clear and crisp. She also answered the questions very well and all in all it was a wonderful experience listening to her
Name: Gitika Aggarwal
Chandra Prabhu Jain college of higher studies / IP University
Today\'s session is quite helpful and informative for a student like me who doesn\'t like to read.This session will definitely help me in the future. She so beautifully explains her ideas with so many details.Overall, I like the session, and thanks for giving me such an opportunity to attend the same.Intern at probono batch 5
Name: Yuvashree Baskaran
Vels University (VISTAS)- Chennai.
Feedback: It was an enlightening session for the 1st time Book reviewers. Thank for the session
Name :- Sahina Mallick
College/University :- S. K. Acharya Institute of Law
Feedback :- Thank you sir for conducting this wonderful session on book review. Before I literally did no have any idea regarding book review. Today\'s class on book helped me a lot understanding this.
Name : Riya Khanna
University: National Law Institute University, Bhopal 
Feedback: The session was quite informative. Hetvi ma’am covered various aspects of doing a book review in detail. The best pet of the webinar was that it was not only for the bibliophiles but it was also addressed to those who are not an avid reader yet. I look forward to attending more such webinars by Pro-Bono India
Name- Shalvi Dey 
University- School of Law, UPES, Dehradun
Feedback-The respective sessions on Book Review by Ms. Hetvi Trivedi was very informative and useful. The entire one hour session seemed to fall short for it. I really liked her way of connecting with us through the help of illustrations and examples of various books and novels. Her way of explaining the entire process in point wise was also very smart and was easy to grasp. Thank you ProBono India and Hetvi Ma\'am for providing such a useful session!
Name: Naman Jain
Bennett University, Greater Noida
The session was good and ma\'am even solved most of the questions itself. I haven\'t done yet a book review but is excited. Ma\'am even told how to review books of various genres. 
Name:- Aditi Sharma
University:- Vishwakarma University 
Feedback:- It was overall a pretty good session, conducted very systematically without any difficulties or technical challenges. The information provided in the session was very helpful ,hope to use it very soon. The question answer round was also very well taken by Hetvi Ma’am. It was a very good session. Thank you for arranging it and hope to see more constructive sessions like these. Thanks. Regards.

Swagata Mukhopadhyay

Student of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Experience :

I researched some relevant topics and submitted assignments within a deadline. It helped me manage my research skills as well as build on my citations skills. The coordinators were very helpful and answered all of my queries without any rancour. 

Jahnavi Taneja

Student of Amity Law School, Noida

Experience :

In my personal opinion, ProBono India offered quite a fulfilling internship. It was a wholesome experience, I worked the entire month loving every assignment thus, I can vouch that their assignments are never boring. The team oozes of professionalism and they are the perfect blend of friendly as well as strict. The work was structured and comprehensive.

Shrishti Kashyap

Student of Amity Law School, Gwalior

Experience :

Participating in the 3rd A P J Abdul Kalam Socio-Legal film Making competition has been a wonderful part of my learning. While preparing for the competition it lead me towards different ideas, areas of my topic which made me realize there is so much to understand and so much to gain from our own country. Also, I realized that I have a hidden artist inside me who can actually come up with camera and a concept for the audience. Really grateful for the organizers to plan something for the students around the globe. Thank you so much. I\'ll keep participating. 
- Shrishti Kashyap (1st Runner Up)

Vihasi Shah

LL.M. Student Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Experience :

My experience with Pro Bono India was quite interesting. I participated in the 3rd A P J Abdul Kalam National Essay Competition. The topic was contemporary and deeply relevant to public awareness. From the day of participation, till results were declared, the journey was quite easy because it was full of guidance. I am looking forward to take part in all such events by Pro Bono India and also wish to be the part of this noble organization someday.

Ayush Srivastava

Student of Bennett Uiiversity

Experience :

Working with and for Probono is an experience of a lifetime and I from the bottom of my heart thank them to give me my first publication at Such a big magnitude and always helping and assisting me to overcome all my endeavours and I will always be connected with them and I sincerely thank them for what all they have done and they provide me future opportunities in terms of conferences, publications and competition. Once again thanks a lot

Sayan Basak

Intern & Student of B.Tech Department Of Polymer Science and Technology, University Of Calcutta

Experience :

Frankly speaking, it\'s seems quite odd that a student from technology background is doing a content writing internship with a legal institution. Yes, indeed it\'s an anomaly. But few anomalies are yet too beautiful to express. I loved the topic of law. Being from a technological background, I never viewed law as a subject to study but as a subject of interest. 

An year back, when I had joined probono, Dr. Gupta asked me to write an article on a socio legislative affair. Yes it was something novel for me. Something which was very different from my niche. I still remember asking sir what books to read for reference along with the journal papers. Twelve months down the line, I had penned down 6 articles along with a research paper. The credit goes to the entire team along with sir for having the patience and believing in me. Probono India has not only given me the platform to rediscover myself but also has given me the platform to express myself.

I am just not an intern. Here, at Probono, I am an intern with rejuvenating dreams. Probono, India is just not an organisation. It is an institute for me which had taught me not to let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It\'s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don\'t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others\' prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.

Thank you Probono India

Pritam Ghosh

Assistant Professor of Law - Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore

Experience :

It was a wonderful experience judging the 1st A P J Abdul Kalam International Socio-legal Film making competition. All entries were extremely close to reality, innovative and creative as well. Entries were on contemporary issues which were extremely relevant in increasing public awareness about ongoing socio-legal issues. The top 5 entries stood out from other entries in terms of their content, style of presentation, picturization and conceptual clarity.

I look forward to being a part of the panel in future as well and wish all the best to the organizers in all their future endeavours including in organizing the successive editions of this competition.