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One-day Awareness Program on the Three New Criminal Laws


The One-day Awareness Program on the Three New Criminal Laws was organized by Manipur Technical University (MTU) on 1st July 2024. This program aimed to enlighten the faculty, staff, and students about the latest developments in the Indian legal framework. The laws discussed included
• Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 (45 of 2023),
• Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023 (46 of 2023), and
• Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023 (47 of 2023).

Event Details

Date and Venue
• Date: 1st July 2024
• Venue: Manipur Technical University

The primary objective of this program was to:
• Create awareness among the academic community about the new criminal laws.
• Facilitate a platform for discussion and understanding of these laws.
• Encourage faculty, staff, and students to engage with current legal issues.

Program Agenda

10:00 AMWelcome AddressKosygin Leishangthem
10:10 AMIntroduction to New Criminal LawsChongtham Momon Singh
10:30 AMDetailed Session on Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023Chongtham Momon Singh
10:50 AMDetailed Session on Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023Chongtham Momon Singh
11:10 AMDetailed Session on Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023Chongtham Momon Singh
11:30 AMQ&A Session and Open DiscussionAll Participants
11:45 AMVote of ThanksKosygin Leishangthem
11:50 AMNetworking and RefreshmentsAll Participants

Participation and Attendance

Faculty and Staff Participation
The program witnessed enthusiastic participation from the faculty and staff of MTU. A total of 30 faculty members and 10 administrative staff attended the event. Their active engagement and insightful queries during the session were commendable.
Student Participation
In addition to the faculty and staff, around 10 students were selected to participate in the program. These students, primarily from the law and humanities departments, showed keen interest and contributed to the discussions with their questions and perspectives.

Speakers and Resource Persons

Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023
Professor Singh started the session with an overview of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023, emphasizing its significance in the context of Indian jurisprudence. Key points included:
• The rationale behind the introduction of the new code.
• Major changes and updates from the previous law.
• Implications for the legal community and the general public.
Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023
The session on Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023 focused on national security and public safety. Highlights included:
• Key provisions aimed at enhancing citizen security.
• Legal measures for preventing and addressing security threats.
• The role of law enforcement agencies under the new law.
Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023
In the final session, Professor Singh delved into the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023, which deals with evidence law. Key topics covered were:
• New provisions for the admissibility of evidence.
• Changes in the process of evidence collection and presentation.
• Impact on the judicial process and trial outcomes.

Feedback and Evaluation

The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. Many appreciated the clarity and depth of Professor Singh’s explanations. The interactive nature of the sessions, especially the Q&A, was particularly well-received. Suggestions for future events included more hands-on workshops and extended discussion times.

Challenges and Learnings

While the program was successful, it faced a few challenges:
• Limited time for in-depth discussion of complex legal issues.
• Managing the diverse background knowledge of participants.
Key learnings included the importance of preparatory materials for participants and the need for follow-up sessions to reinforce learning.

Future Plans

Given the success of this event, MTU is planning to organize similar awareness programs in the future. Proposed initiatives include:
• Regular updates on new laws and legal amendments.
• Collaborative sessions with other universities and legal institutions.
• Workshops and seminars focusing on practical applications of the laws.


The One-day Awareness Program on the Three New Criminal Laws was a grand success. It achieved its objective of educating and engaging the academic community on important legal updates. The event underscored the importance of continuous legal education and the role of universities in fostering informed and legally aware citizens. MTU looks forward to organizing more such events in the future to contribute to the legal knowledge and awareness of its community.


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Last Updated on July 2, 2024 by Web Admin