NJA Training Programme for Bangladesh Judges and Judicial Officers, Phase-II is being organized from 09th April, 2023 to 13th April, 2023 at Judicial Training and Research Institute, U.P.,Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow in which 59 officers are participating. The training programme was inaugurated today.
The Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session was Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, Senior Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow and Guests of Honour wer Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi and Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan, Judges, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow. Sri Kushalpal, Additional Director, JTRI welcomed the Guests and Sri Irfan Ahhad, Additional District & Sessions Judge/OSD, JTRI gave Vote of Thanks. The proceedings for inaugural session were compered by Dr. Humayun Rasheed Khan, Additional Director (Research), JTRI.
While inaugurating the training programme, Mr. Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, Senior Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow hopedthat the first phase at NJA, Bhopal of this two phase training programme must have been enriching, interesting and enjoyable and expressed hope that the good experiences will continue in the second phase as well.
He said that any training programme for the judges of another country gives us an interesting opportunity to interact and share good ideas and practices with each other. It also gives us opportunity not only to understand each other in a better manner but also to understand and appreciate laws that are enforceable in our countries.
He further said that the relationship between India and Bangladesh is anchored in history, culture, language and shared values of secularism, democracy and countless other commonalties between two countries. In the present times, the work of a judge has acquired multi-dimensional shape as he is not merely involved in deciding cases but also managing court and cases as well as using modern technology to the optimum level so as to fetch good results. So, team work has come to occupy an important place in modern judging, court and case management.
While concluding his address, He said that a Judge should be very careful while using social media platform as any callous move on this platform may not only lead to personal troubles for that particular Judge, but it may also result in embarrassment for the institution. He also quoted from famous poem of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore both in English and Bangla. He also narrated few couplets of famous Bangladeshi poet Nazrul Islam. He ended his inaugural address by expressing hope and trust that the training programme turns out to be very useful, enjoyable and successful for all the participants.
On this occasion, the Guest of Honour Mr. Justice Atau Rahman Masoodi, Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow said that he is both happy as well as pained. He said that he is happy to see that about 50 brother and sister Judges of Bangladesh District Judiciary are participating in this training programme. But he is pained to recall the partition of the country whereby two daughters of great land India got separated. He said that India and Bangladesh have good relations from the very beginning and these relations have further improved over last few years. He appealed to the participants that they should focus on knowledge, legal principles, principles of natural justice and morality including Constitutional morality in their judicial work. He concluded by giving best wishes to the participants.
Mr. Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan, Judge, Allahabad High Court at Lucknow and the Guest of Honour of inaugural session, while addressing the participants, said that he is very happy to mention that India was the first country which recognized Bangladesh as an independent Nation. Ever since the beginning, both the countries have developed very healthy and strong relationship and this training programme is an indicator of that healthy relationship. He thanked the Institute for inviting him in the programme and gave best wishes to the Institute and participants. \