December 3, 2011 admin

Justice Jain concern over drugs’ spread in Punjab, stress efforts to clear back log court cases, preside over Khalsa College’ 105th annual convocation as 422 degrees awarded

Amritsar, December 3, 2011 : Supreme Court Judge, Justice DK Jain today expressed serious concerns over the spread of drugs in Punjab, which he said is playing havoc with the society at large. Blaming the menace to the adjacent border with Pakistan and deteriorating social values, he stressed on all out efforts to control the hazard, inflicting all levels of society today.
Justice Jain along with Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, Justice Jasbir Singh presided over annual 105th Convocation of historic Khalsa College in the `holy city’ here today. Nearly 422 degrees were awarded to the students and medals were given to the meritorious ones. Justice Jain also talked about the pendency of cases in courts at all levels, especially at district levels, and attributed this to the lack of sufficient infrastructure and budgets.
He said the Supreme Court was too worried over the backlog and they were taking steps to make sure that the justice is delivered on time and pendency is reduced. He said a judge who is supposed to hear 500 cases in a month is having above 5000 cases with him, leading to the pendency. “A multi-pronged strategy is required to tackle the problem and we want more cooperation from state governments to deal with the situation’’, said Justice Jain.
He also said that Punjab’s border with Pakistan is major reason of the rising drugs proliferation and stressed on legal, societal and administrative measures to stem the tide of the drugs.
Khalsa College Governing Council Honourary Secretary S. Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina earlier welcomed the guests and said that the students must take motivations from Justice Jain and Justice Jasbir who, hailing from humble backgrounds, work hard in life to achieve greater heights. College Principal Dr. Daljit Singh read out the annual report of the college’s achievement and he also coaxed the students to work hard with dedication in life as they were entering a new juncture after completing the formal education to look for the suitable livelihoods in life.
Justice Jasbir Singh who also addressed the august assembly of intellectuals narrated interesting anecdotes from his own life and asked the students to develop a sense of discipline and commitment to achieve big roles in life. He appreciated the role of 119 year old Khalsa College in the arena of education today and its contributions to the history and culture of the state and even country. He also said that the role of a teacher in life is most important as only Guru can make you life successful through his teachings.
KCGC Vice President Charanjit Singh Chadha gave the vote of thanks. Those others who were present included additional Joint Secretaries S. Harminder Singh, joint secretaries S. Ajmer Singh Heir, S. JS Sethi, Sardul Singh Manan, KCGC’s member Dr. Santokh Singh, Principal Khalsa College of Education JS Dhillon, Principal Khalsa College Chawinda Devi Dr.PS Dua, Registrar Prof. Baljinder Singh were present. The stage was managed by Dr. Navneen Bawa and SS Chhina.

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