4 Aug 2023 6:18 AM GMT
In a laudable initiative, the Orissa High Court has started a ‘guided tour’ program which aims to open its monumental heritage building as well as the new Court building for visit of common people. A notification to this effect was issued by the Court on Thursday.“From 5th August, 2023 the High Court of Orissa will be opened to the general public for guided tour on every Saturday except...
In a laudable initiative, the Orissa High Court has started a ‘guided tour’ program which aims to open its monumental heritage building as well as the new Court building for visit of common people. A notification to this effect was issued by the Court on Thursday.
“From 5th August, 2023 the High Court of Orissa will be opened to the general public for guided tour on every Saturday except on declared holidays. There will be two shifts of tour in a day (each tour comprising 40 persons), the first shift will be from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and the second shift from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM,” it read.
The tour will enable the general public to view the historic and majestic Court rooms. The visitors will be guided by the officials and they will be briefed about the functioning of the Court.
The Court also informed that registration for the tour commences from 3rd August 2023 (Thursday). The persons willing to take the benefit of the program are asked by the Court to visit the Visitors’ Pass Counter, which is located near the copying section of the Court, on working days from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM for registration and collection of passes.
“They should carry original identity proof at the time of registration as well as during the tour. No charge shall be levied for the guided tour of the High Court,” informed the Court.
Further, it was conveyed through the notification that facility for online registration and booking for the guided tour shall be made available shortly.
The Court, which was established on 26th July 1948, celebrated its 75th Anniversary last week. This is an initiative by the Court to bridge the gap between people and the Judiciary and to make people aware about the working of the judicial institutions.
The High Court has taken multiple initiatives in the last couple of years to make Courts people-friendly in Odisha. This is not the first time that any institution related to Judiciary is made accessible to public. Recently, the ‘Museum of Justice’ was opened free of cost visit of common people, where the history of Odisha Judiciary is succinctly presented.
Also notably, under the guidance of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar, the Court has been hosting students from different Law Schools and High Schools in its institutions, i.e. the High Court building, Record Room Digitization Centre (RRDC), Judicial Academy etc.
Click Here To Read/Download Notification