Mumbai: Ahead of the concluding ceremony of the year-long sesquicentennial celebrations of the Bombay High Court, Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Milind Deora today released a special postal cover.
Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Mohit Shah, Justices S A Bobade, D Y Chandrachud, B R Gavai and several other judges and senior lawyers were present at the function.
The Bombay High Court was established in 1862 and to mark completion of 150 years, the special postal cover and stamps were released on Tuesday.
On the occasion, Chief Justice Shah said, "The first Chief Justice of India and the present Chief Justice of India (S H Kapadia) were first judges in the Bombay High Court. Eight judges from here have gone on to become chief justices of India."
On a lighter vein, Chief Justice Shah said while other institutions would have declared a holiday marking their 150th year anniversary, the Bombay High Court would be functioning towards disposing of petitions.
Marking the celebrations, on August 15, an exhibition will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the central court hall.
The exhibition, to remain open till August 16, will display important artifacts, documents and articles of historical significance.
On August 18, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would preside over the last day of celebrations at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in south Mumbai.
The other dignitaries who would grace the occasion include Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid.