The Independence Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervor today at the High Court. Chief Justice Kurian Joseph unfurled the national flag and inspected guard of honour.

In his Independence Day address, the Chief Justice called upon the society to take up cudgels against corruption and to save itself from the seven deadly sins (Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, science without humanity, knowledge without character, politics without principle, commerce without morality and worship without sacrifice). He stressed upon inculcating a spirit of patriotism and selflessness in young minds for bright future of the country. He also presented the ‘Letters of appreciation’ to Advocate H.S. Gyani, Munshi Ram and Anil Kumar, Chowkidars in the High Court, Hem Singh Jogta, Head Constable with State Police posted in High Court Security, Hari Dass, Constable with State Police, for presenting an example of exemplary devotion to service by not only saving precious record but also preventing possible threat to men and material by taking prompt action to extinguish the fire broken out in the High Court premises on May 26 this year.

A cultural programme on patriotic theme was also held on the occasion. The staff of the High Court, Advocates, staff from the Office of Advocate General, students from the Girls School and visually challenged children and the Chureshwar Sanskritik Dal from Sirmour presented colourful programmes on the occasion.