Prem Gera, IAS

MD - Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd.

I sincerely commend the initiative of Pro Bono to spread awareness, not only about the legal rights of individuals, particularly from vulnerable sections of society, but also explain to them remedies available to them. Commitments of the Volunteers of Pro Bono needs to be supported in all possible manner as this will help deepening our democracy that will usher the change that we all wish to see.

Prof Ravi Saxena

Assistant Professor - School of Law, NMIMS, Mumbai

In India, doctors, teachers and advocates have been respected for their belonging to the noble-profession, wonder as to what makes them the part of this noble profession and what we mean by noble profession? When I try to search for reasons I encounter that these three professions are respected for their inherent intent of valuing humans and humanity. This is also This way, when I was told about ProBono, I felt that it is worth celebrating and to be a part of this academic movement.

I congratulate Team ProBono in general and Mr. Kumar in particular for the ProBono initiative. I am sure that it will carve a niche in educating many about valuing humanity though sacrifice and education.

Dr. Vishwanath Pingali

Associate Professor - IIM Ahmedabad

I know Kalpesh from the time he was working in IIMA as academic associate. Right from that time, I noticed that he was a fairly committed to common good, and had been working hard in this regard. One notable endeavor in this regard is his attempt to make people understand the importance and modalities of Right to Information Act. He organized numerous seminars educating people on the benefits of the law. I understand that the purpose of ProBono is to educate people on the reasons behind why laws are enacted and how society is shaped based on such laws. This is definitely a commendable and much needed effort. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Kalpesh the very best in making this a success. I have no doubt in my mind that we will be talking about this initiative in years to come.

Dr. Debasis Poddar

Assistant Professor - National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi

Glad to learn about ProBono India- indeed a project with potential to emerge as a change agent- in an increasingly globalized India where there are many to talk, yet few to work, for the underprivileged.Also, hope to experience a take-off for dream project of my pro bono brother lawyers to firmament of human rights advocacy vis-à-vis access to justice. Last but not least, the way cluster of areas are underscored to bring in legal aid, legal awareness, pro bono legal network and legal academics together deserves the credit to attain percolation of justice to grass roots as a teleological end of this project.

Wish great advancement of these great causes involved herein “to wipe every tear from every eye”, expressed by Nehru, in course of his address to ‘Midnight’s Children’ (Rushdie) while the same still appears grandeur for those of otherwise incredible India.