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Prez Pranab to attend Madras High Court’s sesquicentennial function in Sep

Chennai, Aug 6 (): After taking charge as the President of the country, Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting Tamil Nadu for the first time to attend the valedictory of the Madras high court’s sesquicentennial function that is likely to be held in the month of September.

“The function which is considered to be the conclusion of the year –long celebrations to mark the 150th year of the formation of the high court, is scheduled to be held in Sep 8, although the date has not yet been declared,” said a senior official.

Observing that Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and another senior judge of the high court had already met the President this week, regarding this event and said that the Nehru indoor stadium is the most likely venue. “Judges often visit the stadium and are eager to conduct the function there, “said an official.

The most excellent inventive of the fifty- odd judges of the high court would be exhibited in the souvenir for which the upper judiciary is bringing the talents out on the event. Judges have pre-arranged write-ups ranging from article on the Constitution to Tamil poems.

Apart from messages from top jurists of the country, the souvenir will also have group photographs of the judges of the high court. An unusual special photo session took place after a full court meeting between judges that was held a fortnight back, said a court official.

On the other hand, a subordinate judicial officer regretted by saying that as they were not given significant role in the celebration, there will be low attendance by the subordinate judiciary in the celebrations.

” Even bar leaders have been invited to present a shawl or bouquet to judge, while we were left out,” said an officer.

It was observed that neither the higher judiciary nor the state government had come out with a jumbo plan to witness the occasion.  ” Instead of discontinuing the proposal of building an arch by the south gate, they could have planned for constructing an auditorium or a digital library or a royal building, said the jurist.