Justice Kurian inaugurates the High Court of Sikkim Museum

Gangtok, 08 Dec [IPR]:

Judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Kurian Joseph, inaugurated the High Court of Sikkim Museum today in the presence of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, former Judge, High Court of Sikkim Justice, AP Subba, who is also the Chairperson of High Court of Sikkim Museum Committee, and Judges, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Meenakshi M Rai and Justice Bhaskar Raj Pradhan, here at Forest Colony today.

The programme also had the presence of Chief Justices of the High Courts of Meghalaya, Madras, Guwahati, Kolkata, Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand, former Chief Justice of Sikkim and Chairman, Assam Human Rights Commission, Justice AH Saikia, former Judge of the High Court of Sikkim, Justice SP Wangdi, Chief SecretaryAK Shrivastava, senior officers of the State Government, Advocate General of Sikkim, Judges, and Advocates.

After the welcome address by Justice Pradhan, the plaque of the Museum was unveiled by the chief guest, which was followed by the lighting of ceremonial lamp by Ruby Kurian, Tika Maya Chamling and Yogmaya Agnihotri.

Justice Joseph, in his inaugural address, lauded the effort of the Museum Committee and all the contributors for bringing together rare artefacts, documents and photographs and establishing the monumental museum.

He stated that the event was not just a significant achievement in the history of the High Court of Sikkim but a historic achievement for the State as a whole.

“In fact, the inauguration of this one-of-a-kind Museum is a moment of great pride for the State of Sikkim as well as the entire country. It reflects the rich cultural history of Sikkim along with the legal history,” he stated.

Chief Minister Mr Chamling informed that the museum will help assimilate the past with the present and also help in preserving the historical bungalow built in the year 1910 for housing British civil servants posted in Sikkim.

“With the inauguration of this museum, we are creating history by achieving the process involved in the establishment and extension of legal institutions and services in Sikkim as the 22nd State of the Indian Union,” he stated.

Mr Chamling extended gratitude to Justice Joseph for inaugurating the landmark museum in Sikkim.

Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Agnihotri, highlighted the importance of the museum in preserving and protecting the history of Sikkim in its entirety while Justice AP Subbarecounted the contributionsfrom individuals and institutions towards making the museum a reality.

The High Court of Sikkim Museum Compendium was also released on the occasion by Justice Joseph. The Compendium has been compiled by AdvocateYangchen Doma Gyatsoon the instructions of the High Court of Sikkim Museum Committee.

Justice Joseph also handed over Certificates of Appreciation to all the contributors which were received by the Chairperson of the Museum Committee on their behalf.

The programme concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Registrar General, High Court of Sikkim, NG Sherpa.