In a short period of 30 days, he along with his team of volunteers conducted mediation awareness drives in Cannaught Place, Palika Bazaar, New Friends Colony, Maharani Bagh, Zakir Nagar and Julena. They directly engaged with around 1100 people, receiving around 80 cases/legal issues.
A second year student at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Rishabh has worked with law firms, district courts in the past and regularly taken part in ADR competitions.
"At the time of joining the law school I did not know what ADR stands for. Eventually I learned what it stood for and it was overwhelming to realize how wide the statement 'out of court settlement' could mean in legal terminology and how little people knew about it. What caught my attention was the understanding that as opposed to the conventional wisdom one does not mediate or settle because he or she is wrong or has a weak case but because it's a smart thing to do and it's only a matter of time in India before people realize its benefits and importance"-says Rishabh.
An running enthusiast himself, his mediation promotion plan included spreading awareness through and connecting with different running groups and events which take place on every weekend in different parts of Delhi. These running event witnesses' diverse participation from the age group of 18-65.
A big shout-out to all the volunteers who helped in promoting access to justice in Delhi- Ana Khan, Anas Mohsin Raza, Anirudh Vijay, Arshi Ali, Harshit Aggarwal, Mohsin Khan, Shardendu Pandey, Shivani Singh, Swapnil Dubey, Deepesh Singh, Nikhil Singh, Umang Dixit, Avinash Dangwal, Vaibhav Sharma, Sadaf Nayab, Sheenu John and Utkarsh K Aggarwal.