September 13, 2023
Bhadra 22, 1945
Joshua Dias student of 5th year B.A.L.L.B. at V.M. Salgaocar College of Law (VMSCL), Miramar, represented the ADR board of VMSCL and has won the ‘Mediator award’ at the SVKM’s NMIMS Kirit P. Meha School of Law; Mumbai, at the 1st International Negotiation and Meditation Competition in association with Wadia Ghandy and Co. The preliminary rounds were conducted in virtual mode on August 19 and 20, 2023 and the subsequent rounds were in physical mode conducted on September 2 and 3, 2023.
In the quarter finals he knocked out the team from Christ University, School of Law after which he proceeded to the semi finals where he knocked out Ramaiah College of Law, Bengaluru. After making it to the finals he went up against O. P. Jindal Global University, Law School where he created a dominating session and provided multiple alternatives and solutions in dispute resolution of the problem in the finals session. He then went forward to be awarded the Winner Mediator of the competition. During the competition he also mediated sessions of various national and international universities.
Along with the winners trophy, he also received a cash prize of Rs. 18,000/- and a two month internship offer from one of India’s prestigious law firms Wadia Ghandy and Company.