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Help Chaitanya Study Human Rights Law at University of Bristol, UK
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    Chaitanya Singh

    from New Delhi, Delhi

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Hello, my name is Chaitanya Singh and I have been offered admission into the Masters of Law course at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom beginning in September 2022. I will be specialising in Human Rights Law at the University of Bristol. Throughout my law school, I have maintained an excellent academic score with First Class and a 3.49/4 GPA in my B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) course at Christ University, Bangalore (Batch of 2022).

Fees and living expenses:

I have received the prestigious Think Big Scholarship worth GBP 10,000 (approx INR 10 Lakh) from the University of Bristol. However, the same is not enough for INR 21,10,900 (GBP 20900) annual tuition fees for the course and INR 9,17,686 (approx) accommodation fees. Thus I am in need of raising INR 20,18,586 Lakh for the annual tuition fee and accommodation fee to secure my seat.

While I am currently trying to raise INR 10 Lakh through loans for my living expenses in Bristol, I cannot raise the amount of the tuition fee on my own. I belong to a humble family and I am a first-generation learner going outside India and pursuing a master's degree.
 
My parents supported my undergraduate education out of all their savings and hard work. It was really hard for them to fund my law school fees. But for my higher studies, it will not be possible for me to pursue this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study Human Rights Law.

Volunteering work done so far:

As a student at Christ (Deemed To Be) University, I have been engaged with the constitutional law and governance committee as I have believed since the beginning that the Constitution of India has provided the marginalised an equal opportunity in their lives. Therefore, since the initial years of my law school, I have set out a plan dedicated to the service of the marginalised. I have worked with the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), DLSA (Tumkur, Karnataka) and NALSA as a Para Legal Volunteer to provide access to justice to the marginalised section of the society.

During the third year of my law school, I worked with an NGO Praxis Educational Charitable Trust as legal affairs and awareness head. At Praxis, I participated in multiple awareness drives like the collection and distribution of menstrual-sanitary pads in the villages of Chikkaballapur, Karnataka where we raised awareness among teenage girls about gender equality and menstrual health.
I have also conducted sessions for government-aided schools to raise awareness about the Constitution of India especially Human Rights and Governance. Till date, I have trained and raised constitutional awareness among 400+ school students. Even the pandemic did not stop me from my passion as I held multiple sessions through virtual platform.

Following my passion for human rights and constitutional law, I also started a blog on constitutional Law and governance (constitutionalrenaissance.in). This blog aims to simplify the intricacies of constitutional Law and explain diverse issues through the lens of the Constitution. I have also shared multiple resources on constitutional law and human rights jurisprudence through the blog.

I have also worked as a Legal Correspondent for Bar & Bench where I covered and reported extensively from the Supreme Court of India. My journalistic writings have been published at the LiveLaw, Nyayshashtram etc.

Furthermore, since 2020, I have mentored more than 50 students from various law schools in India and helped them with their research proposals, academic and career guidance free-of-cost! I have also been representing the underprivileged in my locality and have advocated for justice and tried to shield them from the abuses of law.

I want to pursue my masters to explore and research in my areas of interest (Human Rights Law). I have received offers to pursue Human Rights Law from the University of Edinburgh and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), apart from the University of Bristol.

On my return, I wish to practice law in the Courts of Delhi to represent the marginalised and research on the issue of caste-based discrimination and free speech. I also plan to set up an NGO-cum-legal clinic to take up cases of undertrial prisoners who have been languishing in jails and represent them in courts of law.

Any contribution will pave my path to study Human Rights Law, and I sincerely thank you if you can spread this campaign, move it through your networks or help in any other way. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at chaitanyaaasingh@gmail.com, as I would like to be as transparent as possible with this campaign and its funding request!

Warm Regards,
Chaitanya Singh

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