75th Year Celebrations

26th July, 2022 marks the beginning of the 75th year of the establishment of the High Court. To commemorate the occasion, an event was held in the High Court premises at 9:15am in the morning on that day by the Chief Justice and the senior judges of the High Court, garlanding the statue of the 1st Chief Justice of the High Court, Justice Bira Kishore Ray. The buildings of the High Court and the allied institutions were illuminated on the occasion.

Release of Special Postal Cover for the High Court

To mark the 75th year of the High Court, a Special Postal Cover and cancellation cachet along with 6 Picture Post Cards featuring the High Court of Orissa was released by the Chief Justice of India on 17th September, 2022 at the Odisha Judicial Academy.

Release of Special Postal Cover celebrating the 75th Year of the High Court of Orissa

A postal cover

The illuminated High Court Complex on the Foundation Day, 26 High Court of Orissa th July, 2022

High Court pavilion at the Baliyatra

As a part of the celebration of the 75th year of the establishment of the High Court and in order to create awareness amongst the general public about the functioning of the judiciary, for the first time, a High Court Pavilion was set up at the Baliyatra this year. It was inaugurated on 8th November, 2022 by the Chief Justice.

The facade of the entrance to the pavilion and the pavilion itself was a replica of the heritage building of the High Court. Help Desks of the High Court, the Odisha Judicial Academy, the Odisha State Legal Services Authority, the Odisha State Bar Council and the UNICEF (Odisha Chapter) were set up in the pavilion to answer the queries of the visitors. Employees of the said organizations, advocates and law students acted as volunteers. Information on how to become lawyers and judges, case statistics of the state judiciary and the citizen centric services available in the High Court and the OSLSA were disseminated to the visitors. Children from various schools visited the pavilion.

(Left) Replica of the Heritage building of the High Court gate at the entrance to the Pavillion in the Baliyatra. (Right) School children visiting the High Court pavilion

Sports Events for the employees

As part of the celebration of the 75th year of the High Court, a series of sports events were organized for the employees of the High Court beginning with badminton, chess and carrom events on 10th December 2022 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium in Cuttack. The cricket tournament was held between 24th and 27th December 2022.