Gadchiroli Aug. 23 (District Correspondent) A portrait of the preamble of the Constitution of India in Gondi language was unveiled at the District Court here the other day.
The portrait of the preamble was unveiled at the hands of the Judge of Bombay High Court and Guardian Judge of Gadchiroli District Mr. Shriram Modak. Mr. Uday Shukla, Principal District and Sessions Judge, presided over the programme.
The Chief Justice of India Mr. Ramanna had recently said thatthe Constitution of India is not only a book prepared for highly educated people but it is a symbol of hope and aspiration of all the Indian people and everyone should do their best to make its knowledge universal. Responding to his expectations, the District Judge decided to make available the Gondi language copy of the preamble to the people and it was finally installed at the main portion of the District Court.
If such a preamble is made available even in Gondi language, then its importance will reach far and wide and all the people will be aware of their constitutional rights and duties, said Mr. Shukla while speaking on the occasion. Also, the purpose behind this idea was to achieve the goal of conservation of local language, script and culture as prescribed in Article 29 of the Constitution. We got the inspiration for this initiative from Justice Ramanna and Justice Modak, he mentioned.
The event of installing the images of Marathi and Gondi languages in the court building where the disputes of the people are settled legally and justice is given to the people will be engraved in golden letters in the history of Gadchiroli Court, said Justice Mr. Modak while speaking on the occasion and appreciated the initiative of the Gadchiroli court.
Adv. Nitesh Lodalliwar, Secretary, District Bar Association and other office bearers and members of the Bar Association were present. The teachers of Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagar Parishad Higher Primary School- Kavita Khobragade, Priya Salve and Anil Khekare along with students read the preamble in Marathi and Gondi languages.
Mr. Vasudev Kodape, Junior Education Extension Officer, Integrated Tribal Development Project Office, Gadchiroli translated the preamble from Marathi into Gondi language. Gondi culture representative illustration Mr. Manoj Gangwani drew the pictures describing Gondi culture and added to the beauty of the court building. Joint Civil Judge Ms. Sorte conducted the programme and Mr. Uttam Mudholkar, Additional district Judge proposed the vote of thanks.
Mr. M.R. Washimkar, Civil Judge (Senior Division) and Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr. RR Patil, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority,Mr. C.P. Raghuvanshi, Joint Civil Judge, Mr. RR Khamatkar, Joint Civil Judge as well as the office bearers and members of the Gadchiroli Bar Association and all the staff of the court took pains for the success of the programme.
This innovative and commendable experiment is being appreciated far and wide.