Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the judges on the 50th anniversary of the Delhi High Court and called for a joint effort to tackle the challenges faced by the judiciary. Modi started his speech on a lighter note as he said: “you are celebrating the 50th anniversary, smile a little”.
The Prime Minister then shifted his focus towards the challenges faced by the judiciary. “The judiciary today is facing a lot of challenges but it’s our job to find an opportunity in this situation and increase our capability. If we all work together, we’ll be able to do it,” he said.
He also talked about the importance of judicial awareness among the common people and how it’s necessary to bring the people belonging to the lower strata into the system.
The event was attended by several dignitaries including LG Najeeb Jung, CM Arvind Kejriwal and Justice G Rohini. PM went on to say that the HC shared it’s anniversary with birth anniversary of Sardas Vallabhbhai Patel. He remembered and praised India’s first Home Minister for his contribution to the country.
He added that most of the judiciary’s time is spent on government. PM also noted: “politics was not very media driven in the past. Today when we debate in the parliament, what someone speaks depends on who has brought the bill. But when the issue goes to standing committee, media does not cover it and everyone decides collectively.”
PM said that the better laws an elected government makes, they more they will be serving the judiciary.