About You, Amend Your Constitution 3.0
It gives us immense pleasure to apprise you that Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights (SCLHR), established under the aegis of UPES School of Law, Dehradun is celebrating 71 years celebrating constitution The Society has planned a month-long celebration to mark this auspicious occasion. In this furtherance we are pleased to announce the third edition of “You, Amend Your Constitution.” The objective of the event is to provide an opportunity to the students to propose amendments to the constitution based on their rational thoughts and to defend it with their analogy and reasoning. The competition is divided into two segments, first being the written submission followed by oral arguments.
Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights, established under the aegis UPES School of Law is celebrating 71 years of the Indian Constitution. In this furtherance, SCLHR presents to you all, “You, Amend Your Constitution 3.0”. The objective is to provide an opportunity for the students to propose amendments to the Constitution based on their rational thoughts and to defend it. The competition is divided into two segments, the first being the written submission followed by oral arguments.
The first round of the competition involves the written submission. The participants will be required to submit a written draft about the amendments they are proposing. A panel of Judges will review the submissions and holds the right to select and reject it based on the choice of amendment selection, its contemporary relevancy, the arguments and reasoning, knowledge of law, and conclusion remarks.
Submission Guidelines (Round 1)
- The submission should be an original work.
- The written submissions should be of a maximum of 1000 words.
- Citations can be included as endnotes.
- The body of the submission must be in Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, and with 1.5 line spacing.
- The main text of the Submission should be justified.
- The submissions shall not contain the name of the participants. The name of the participant should be provided in a separate cover letter. (Link will be provided to all participants to upload the written submission).
- Plagiarism should not be more than 10%.
- The submissions must be sent in one of the following prescribed format: MS Word.
Format of the Written Document
- Identification of Chapter/Article you want to amend
- Arguments and reasoning
Based on the marks obtained in the first round, 10 written drafts will be selected for the second round that is the oral round. The oral rounded would be hosted on an online platform. Each participant will be given 10 minutes, out of which 4 minutes will be allotted for the opening statement by the participant, and the remaining six minutes are saved for the question-answer round by a panel of judges. The participants will be judged on how comprehensibly they bring out their analogy for the amendment proposed and on the basis of their answers to the questions raised by the judges.
Students perusing graduate and post graduate degree in any fields of study can participate in the competition.
- 16th November 2020 – Last date for Registration
- 19th November 2020 – Last date for Write-up submissions
- 21st November 2020 – Result Announcement for Round 1
- 23rd November 2020 – Orals Round and Results (through online platforms)
- 1st Prize 4000/- + e- certificate of merit
- 2nd Prize 3000/- + e- certificate of merit
- 3rd Prize 2000/- + e- certificate of merit
Certificate of merit will be provided to the top 10 participants and participation certificates to all the participants.
Shreyansh Singh: +91-73513 27244
Shikhar Bhardwaj: +91-95575 11971
Reported by: Team SCLHR