Athleta Legalus, a quiz cum debate competition on Sports Law was organized in Gujarat National Law University, (GNLU) Gandhinagar by GNLU's Centre for Sports Law on 10th September 2015. During the event, Gujarat National Law University also signed and MoU with Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (SGSU), Gandhinagar to encourage more and more budding lawyers to take up Sports Law as a career. The debate event was chaired by Hon'ble justice Mukul Mudgal, Chief Justice (Retd.)of Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court; Dr. Jatin Soni, Vice Chancellor of SGSU; Dr. Bimal N. Patel, Director of Gujarat National Law University and Dr. Richa Sharma, Director of Center of Sports Law, Gujarat National Law University. This unique competition was based on IPL betting and Mudgal and Lodha Committee reports. 16 teams from different institutions took part in the event. This Quiz and Debate Session, was a dialogue platform with an underpinning intention to spread awareness and educate youth about the importance and various regulations of Sports Law in India. This innovative quiz-cum-debate competition focused on pressing legal issues arising in sports fraternity, significantly leading to the development and evolution of Sports Law as a discipline in India. Hon'ble Justice Mukul Mudgal delivered in his speech that for being a good sportsman, one must learn to lose. It helps in building his character.
Out of the 16 teams that participated in the preliminary quiz round hosted by Vinay Narayan, a student of GNLU, 8 teams qualified for the next round. In the next round hosted by Jalaj Maheshwari, a Second year student of GNLU, Pundrikaksh Mitruka and Akshansh Sharma emerged victorious and got a prize money of ₹2000/-. 4 teams qualified for the debating round which was bagged by Guneet Singh Marwah and Shubhang Joshi who were given prize money worth ₹6000/- and a trophy by Hon'ble justice Mukul Mudgal. Vir Britto and Param Bhalerao were the runners up in the final debating event and were give prize money of ₹4000/- .
At the conclusion of the event, Justice Mudgal gave his remarks to all the participants of the debate and congratulated them for their participation and progress to the final rounds of the event.
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Last Updated : 01-10-2015