On Sunday morning Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Allahabad and addressed sesquicentennial celebrations of Allahabad High Court. Modi said that Allahabad High Court was like a ‘Tirtha Kshetra’ for the judiciary and Allahabad is the pilgrimage spot for law. Modi attended the 150th closing ceremony of Allahabad high court.
Modi’s plane landed on the outskirts of the city at the Bamrauli airport which is about 20KM from Allahabad high court, at around 10 am where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik came to greet him. Chief Justice of India JS Khehar, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, several Supreme Court judges and chief justices of various high courts are at the Allahabad High Court event.
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Narendra Modi said that all those persons associated with the legal profession played a very important role in the freedom and struggled for the protection of our people against colonialism. Also he noted the role Mahatma Gandhi that why he is such important to us because he played every work with integrity whether it is cleanliness or khadi or the struggle for our freedom.
Modi also said, “let’s think about the India we want to create till 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom. At that time every citizen prepares must with a roadmap.” He also spoke about technology that was playing a vital role nowadays in judiciary and courts could also get benefit by using these technologies.
He urged people involved with the start up sector to innovate on aspects where technology can help the judiciary because technology is playing vital role in this new generation. Modi said,” I saw technology having a big scope in judiciary too.” He said that more than 1200 obsolete laws have been scrapped by the Government since May 2014.
Modi said,” I am in the city which played very important movement in freedom and adding Allahabad will truly inspire all Indians. We would not won our country’s freedom, until every India Indian even dream of ‘azadi ‘.
This is for the first Modi visit to the city after the Bharatiya Janata Party swept Uttar Pradesh in the recent Assembly polls and also this is the first time Yogi Adityanath and Modi will appear together after Yogi became the chief minister of the state.
The year long court’s sesquicentennial celebration were inaugurated in March, 2015 by President Pranab Mukherjee.
After the Allahabad court closing ceremony Modi will head to Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir where he will inaugurate the Chenani Nashri Tunnel, which is Asia’s longest bi-directional road tunnel.