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Gyan daan best gift to humankind: Justice U U Lalit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A today termed 'daan' (of knowledge) as the best one can give to humankind and hailed the philanthropic efforts of a trust run by a couple -- a sitting and her top husband.

Speaking at an event where scholarships were presented to two women for their LLM at the in the UK, Justice U U Lalit praised Justice and her husband Maninder Singh, additional of India, for their efforts to sponsor meritorious students.

"I must confess, first I have known Maninder and Pratibha for many years but I was never aware of their this part of persona that they have instituted this scholarship till very recently.

"What a wonderful gesture this couple has actually a sort of you know bestowed upon the entire legal fraternity and community," Justice Lalit said here.

The couple has instituted the "Cambridge LL.M Scholarship" in the memory of Maninder Singh's father

The scholarship this year was given to Aadya Chawla and Nupur Raut under the banner of the Charitable Trust

Speaking on the occasion of the fifth year of the scholarship, Lalit recited a Sanskrit shloka and explained it, saying out of every 100 people, there will be a one brave man.

"Out of every one thousand people,you will have one intellectual and out of ten thousand, you will have one orator and the man who gives, you won't find him so easily," he said.

"In our Indian ethos it is considered that daan is the best possible sort of, you know, that a man can give to anybody," Justice Lalit said.

Harish Salve, who also praised the couple, recalled the teaching of his guru and noted jurist late that a person should always be the of oneself.

He said he had the opportunity of working abroad and the lesson he has learnt is that "learn how to learn" and "learn to relish diversity."

"I have tried to live to Mr Palkhivala's dream. It has been a big help to being somewhat a successful," Salve said.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 21:00 IST