Worthy Law Students Get Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi's Scholarship Cheques

Of the 27 students who were awarded the scholarship, 19 are from law colleges across Assam, six are pursuing law courses in colleges and National Law Universities in other states, and the remaining two students are from National Law University and Judicial Academy in Assam.
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI), Ranjan Gogoi | FILE
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI), Ranjan Gogoi | FILE

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday distributed scholarships to as many as 27 students at an event at the National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA) in Guwahati.

The former CJI had created the fund in order to provide financial assistance to those meritorious students who are willing to pursue law courses.

The scholarships were awarded to students pursuing a five-year law degree course in Assam or any other state across India. Ranjan Gogoi, who is also a member of the Rajya Sabha, created the fund from the salary he earned as a parliamentarian.

Of the 27 students who were awarded the scholarship, 19 are from law colleges across Assam, six are pursuing law courses in colleges and National Law Universities in other states, and the remaining two students are from National Law University and Judicial Academy in Assam.

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Moreover, a further two students studying in different National Law Universities in the country will be selected by the CAN Foundation, an alumni body of the National Law Universities across India, to receive the scholarship.

The Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Rashmin Manoharbhai Chhaya was present at the event and distributed the scholarship cheques to the awardees from different law colleges in Assam including NLUJA. Meanwhile, the cheques to those pursuing their courses in institutes in other Indian states will be sent to their institutions.

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