Chief Justice of H.P. High Court Kurian Joseph laid foundation stone of H.P. Judicial Academy campus at Ghandal near Shimla today. It will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 36 crore.
While speaking at the occasion, Justice Kurian Joseph stressed upon the pro-active role of judiciary to meet the aspirations of the common man and added that people had high expectations from the judiciary.
Chief Justice said that judiciary has been entrusted the vital task of establishing truth and added that it was the prime duty of every Judge to uphold truth. He said that this would strengthen the credibility of the institution besides ensuring justice to the needy. He said that the focus should be on upholding truth and dispensing justice rather than winning the cases.
Justice Kurian Joseph highlighted the need for constant updation of skills besides upgradation of levels of knowledge to have an open and genuine approach while dispensing justice. He said that the Judicial Academy would provide support and expertise in training the judicial and officers of other departments regarding various laws.
Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge, H.P. High Court and President H.P. Judicial Academy welcomed the Chief Justice and other dignitaries. He detailed out the objectives and activities of the Academy. J.K. Sharma, Director, H.P. Judicial Academy proposed vote of thanks.
Justice D.D. Sood, Justice V.K. Ahuja, Justice S.S. Thakur, Justice Kuldeep Singh, Justice Rajiv Sharma, Justice V.K. Sharma, Justice D.C. Chaudhary, Judges of H.P. High Court, Justice L.S. Panta, Lokayukta, District and Session Judges of various Courts, retired Judges, R.K. Bawa, Advocate General, Sanjay Chauhan, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Tikender Panwar, Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries, Director General of Police, Senior Officers of Judiciary, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Office Bearers and Members of Bar Associations, senior officers of State Government and prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion.