“Within the boundaries of JGU, I had found comfort and a home” shares Shrija Jha, Student, JGLS

Meet Shrija Jha, Student, B.A.LL.B., Batch of 2022, Jindal Global Law School.

Shrija’s interests have always been art, music and animals. She was affiliated to the JGU Animal Welfare Society (AWS) throughout her journey at JGU, both as a volunteer and a board member.

Shrija shares “JGU, for me, is full of fond memories – from hanging out with my friends, playing frisbee with strangers, painting in random places, strolling with dogs around the campus, to rescuing all sorts of animals and birds and helping them find forever homes. All of it was so fulfilling.” She adds “As an institution, JGU has been a fundamental point of character development for me. I learned to see things from a new perspective here. The interdisciplinary structure of academia was a monumental pro because it was how I found out about the intersections between law and art. It was wonderful how that widened my outlook on all things related to art.

I believe that one should always stand up for those without a voice. In my opinion, kindness is that overlooked virtue that holds the power to be a catalyst for desired change. I was able to channel this belief and my love for animals at JGU. Becoming a part of the AWS has taught me patience and compassion – not just for animals but for people too. It was our job to balance the interests of students and the campus fauna, and we did our best. I am grateful for all the kind and not so kind interactions I have had as part of the AWS because, in some ways, it has made me who I am today.

Reflecting on her experience with the online semester at JGU, she observes “It was quite a smooth transition. But what really stands out for me is the support I received from the institution, my peers and the administration when I lost my loved one to the pandemic – for that I will forever be grateful to JGU.

Concluding, she notes “This was perhaps the greatest journey one could embark on which was transformational in all senses. Within those boundaries of JGU, I had found comfort and a home.

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