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NLSIU announces Ajoy Halder THB Scholarship

November 2, 2021

The class of 2004 has instituted the Ajoy Halder THB Scholarship at NLSIU, in memory of their classmate, who passed away earlier this year due to COVID-19. The University lauds their efforts and contribution of Rs 15 lakhs towards supporting deserving students, who will keep Ajoy’s dynamic spirit alive.

The scholarship, that will support students of the BA LLB (Hons) Programme, will commence AY 2022-23 and will run for 5 years. The scholarship is a collective contribution of Ajoy’s friends from the batch of 2004 – Abhishek Shinde, Akhil Kumar, Anunay Shahi, Arun Shankar, Atish Kumar Vatts, Kartikeya Singh, Rahul Sharma, Shubhodeep Shome, Sri Harsha Peechara and Sumant Prashant.

Memories of Ajoy

Ajoy has worked with several leading law firms including Pinsent Masons, DSK Legal, Trilegal, Amarchand Mangaldas and Lexadigm, and was most recently a Partner at HSA Advocates. He set up his law firm ‘Halder & Associates’ in 2017. He had over 16 years of experience advising on general corporate, project development and project finance transactions.

Harsha Peechara, who spoke on behalf of the group, said, “Ajoy was not just an integral part of our lives but also of the law school community and wider legal fraternity. His motto was Carpe Diem and he had fire within him. This endeavour is just our little way of keeping his flame burning bright through someone young and deserving like Ajoy.”