The Madras High Court on Monday, while celebrating the 75th year of Independence, also celebrated 160 years of its existence.
The Madras High Court, said to house the largest number of courtrooms in Asia, was granted a Letters Patent by the Majesty Queen Victoria on 26th June 1862 and formally came into existence on 15th August 1862.
To commemorate 160 years of its establishment, Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari released a commemorative stamp, "Corporate My Stamp", bearing an image of the High court building and its logo which was received by Justice Duraiswamy.
The Chief Justice also distributed gold medals and certificates to four drivers R Natarajan, J Shajahan, Am Thirunakarasu and CM Lokesh, for completing 20 years of unblemished service in the Madras High Court. The CJ also distributed certificates to 10 other madras high court drivers who had received gold medals last year.
Chief Justice along with Justice T Raja also distributed prizes to three winners L Shruthi, R Manimeghalai and VB Gautham Tilak, of the State Level Elocution competition conducted at the Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy Headquarters, Chennai on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.