A Center for Law and Good Governance was inaugurated on 11th April, 2015 by Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Bihar, Mizoram and Tripura Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi at a function held at Shobhit University. The center will be the part of law faculty of Shobhit University, Meerut.
Harvard and Oxford educated Supreme Court lawyer Dr. Surat Singh has been appointed as Chairman of the Center.
Introducing the purposes for which the Center for Law and Good Governance has been set up, Dr. Surat Singh said that since time immemorial, thinkers-both from East and West have wondered about what is the purpose of life and what kind of structures of society will be conducive to achieve the best possible goals of life. Thus law and government should always be guided by the highest goals a society and individuals can aspire for Law and political structure are made to make it possible for society and individual to achieve the highest possible fulfillment and blessedness (Ananda in Sanskrit and Eudemonia in Greek). For this purpose, we need a constant examination and innovation of our legal systems. Like life, Law is dynamic. What may be relevant today may not be relevant after few decades. It is the law which has to adjust to life and not other way round because Laws and structures are made for human beings and not human beings for laws.
Dr. Surat Singh emphasized that we need to bridge the gap between what we need and what we have. The centre will reflect upon what kind of laws and systems of governance we have at the moment and what kind of laws and systems of governance we need and we need to do more to make India a great nation and Indian people a good citizenry and world a better place to live.
To advise the center, a team of top legal luminary both from India as well as from other parts of the world have very kindly consisted to be on the advisory council of the center.