Cuttack:25/2/23 Odisha : Governor Ganeshi Lal today inaugurated the Museum of Justice at Barabati Quila here.The Orissa High Court Museum, set up in the heritage residential building of the Chief Justice inside Barabati Quila in 2017, has been refurbished as the Museum of Justice, sources said.
Orissa High Court Chief Justice S. Muralidhar, other judges, former Chief Justice of India GB Patnaik, former judges of the High Court and many other dignitaries were present on the occasion.“Odisha has a rich heritage of justice delivery system and the Museum of Justice showcases its glorious history from the ancient period,” said Justice Debabrata Dash in his welcome address.Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Justice said history has not only been honoured but also been created through the Museum of Justice.
“We had found old records dating back to 19th century from the Record Rooms of the High Court and District Courts. This prompted us to rejuvenate the High Court Museum as the Museum of Justice. The stories of freedom fighters, famous personalities and events lay hidden in these records and the High Court has decided to showcase them in the Museum of Justice and to present before the public the evolution of legal system of Odisha,” said the Chief Justice.
The museum will reflect not only the legal system of Odisha but also that of the entire country, he added.“We sincerely hope that the Museum of Justice would be a place of learning, research, co-mingling and teaching,” said the Chief Justice.
Delivering the keynote address, Governor Ganeshi Lal applauded the initiative and said that the Museum of Justice is a matter of pride for the entire country. He stressed upon the need of awareness in every action for upholding righteousness and complimented the judiciary for upholding righteousness in true sense.The Governor expressed hope that the Museum of Justice would enrich the future generations.