stone laying ceremony of the Judicial Courts Complex at Nabha on 13.1.2007
at 12.00 noon.
The foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of New
Judicial Court Complex at Nabha was held on 13.1.2007 at about 12.00 noon
The foundation stone of the building was laid down by Hon'ble Mr. Justice
Vijender Jain, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh
in the presence of Hon'ble Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court as
well as other Judicial and
Executive Officers of the State as well as District Administration. The
function was presided over by His Lordship Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.M.Kumar,
Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and Administrative Judge
of Patiala Sessions Division and His Lordship Hon'ble Mr.
Justice Vijender Jain, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High
Court, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest of the function. The function was
attended by the following Hon'ble Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High
Court, Chandigarh. Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.S.Gill, Hon'ble Mr. Justice
K.S.Garewal, Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.M.Kumar, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Jasbir
Singh, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uma Nath Singh, Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.A.Lall,
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajive Bhalla, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Hon'ble
Mr. Justice Pritam Pal, Hon'ble
Mr. Justice S.N.Aggarwal, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ranjit Singh, Hon'ble Mr.
Justice T.P.S.Mann, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal, Hon'ble Mr. Justice
R.S.Madan, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arvind Kumar, Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.D.Anand,
Hon'ble Mr. Justice H.S.Bhalla, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.N.Jindal, Hon'ble
Mr. Justice M.M.S.Bedi,
Besides the Hon'ble Judges, the function was also attended by
Sh. Nawab Singh, Registrar General, Punjab and Haryana High Court,
Satnam Singh, Chief Engineer, PWD, B&R,
Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Commissioner, Patiala Division, Patiala
Sh. Rakesh Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, Sh. S.K.Asthana,
Senior Superintendent of Police, Patiala. Sh. Ambrish Gupta, Chief
Architect, Punjab and others.
The function started about 12.00
O'Clock by laying the
foundation stone of the building and
by lighting the Lamp by His Lordship Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vijender Jain,
Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.
Welcome address was delivered by His Lordship Hon'ble Mr. Justice
M.M.Kumar, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and
Administrative Judge of Patiala Sessions Division.
the Welcome address His Lordship Welcomed the Hon'ble Chief Justice of
Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and other Hon'ble Judges and
members of the Legal Fraternity etc.
present on the occasion. His Lordship stated that with the
construction of New Judicial Court Complex, the efficiency in work will
increase. His Lordship also stated that the Hon'ble Chief Justice of
Punjab and Haryana High Court has priority to construct all the Judicial
Court Complexes in the State of Punjab and the Hon'ble Chief Justice has
also the other social issues like female foeticide, betterment of
administration of Justice in his priority. The
sole moto of the Hon'ble
Chief Justice is that
the customer of Justice must be satisfied. His Lordship also
thanked the Hon'ble Judges for sparing time from their busy schedule to
attend the function.
Thereafter, the Hon'ble Chief Justice Mr. Vijender Jain, addressed
the gathering and
greeted them on the
occasion of the Lohri. His
Lordship's address is as under:-
"First of all I wish you a very Happy Lohri today on this occasion
of this auspicious and sacred day, the foundation stone of Sub Divisional
Court Complex has been laid. A building of the court complex is essential
to have all the facilities for the Judges, for the litigants and for the
Lawyers. The dispensation of Justice cannot be only at level of High Court
or District Court or the Supreme Court, the vast majority of consumer of
Justice i.e. 90% of the people will only go to the Subordinate Court and
access to the Justice and Justice at the door steps cannot be achieved
until and unless we have a infrastructure
development at the
level of Sub Divisional Head Quarters because it is not from here that the
people will understand the contents and meaning of Justice. Therefore, the
start of new court complexes at Sub Divisional level is my first priority.
It goes with my priority of having access to the Justice and Justice at
the door steps. I intent at least that the backward area of State,
Backward region of the State or in the larger districts, where it is
difficult for the people to come and travel to have mobile courts going to
the villages with a Judge to dispense with the Justice, right at the
village level that should be priority if we have to administer the
Justice. I have been in Delhi and without even thinking that I am
repeating what I stated in Rajpura that it is the people faith which
sustain the majesty and might of the administration of Justice.
It is people's faith which makes the Judges responsible towards
their duty to the society in the dispensation of Justice because Justice
is not given to the vast majority of the people, so people must be
educated about the laws enacted by the State Legislature and Parliament.
If they are not aware of the laws, then the efficacy of the laws will
loose its significance and value. It is necessary that the people must be
involved and educated in the process of learning as to what the laws are
and the legal services authority in this regard will be doing a great job
in educating, spending, mass awareness about the laws and what the laws
are for the people. The laws are to sub serve the people."
The function ended with a Vote of
thanks address delivered
by Hon'ble Mr. Justice
M.S.Gill, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and Chairman of
the Hon'ble Building Committee of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. In
his address, His Lordship thanked the Hon'ble Chief Justice and other Hon'ble
Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh for sparing their
valuable time to attend the function and make it a success.
The function ended with the National Anthem.
Judicial Court building at Nabha is designed according to the
requirements as desired by the Hon'ble High Court. This complex basically
comprises three services.
of Courts 3+2
At present, the building will consist
of three Court Rooms
with future requirements of two Court Rooms. Likewise, at present 90
Lawyers Chambers will be constructed with the provision of 45 Lawyers
Chambers in future. On the ground floor, there will two Court Rooms
besides Litigants Block. On the first floor of the building one Court
rooms will be constructed besides the Bar Room, Bar Library. The main
feature of the building is that it will be a fully air conditioned
building. The construction of
the building will be completed within a period of one year.
At the site, the model and drawings of the building to be
constructed at Nabha was also displayed and explained by Sh. Ambrish
Gupta, Chief Architect, Punjab to His Lordship Hon'ble Chief Justice
Punjab and Haryana High Court and to other Hon'ble Judges of the Punjab
and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh on the occasion.