Chief Justice of Singapore, Justice Sundaresh Menon, on Friday attended the proceedings going on in Court I of the Indian Supreme Court, led by his Indian counterpart, CJI D.Y. Chandrachud.
While commencing the court proceedings, CJI Chandrachud accorded a warm welcome to CJ Menon and said that the Judiciary could not have had a more distinguished scholar and jurist delivering the first annual lecture for the Foundation day of the Indian Supreme Court.
Senior Advocate and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Vikas Singh, who was present on the occasion, said that it was his great pleasure to welcome the Chief Justice of a foreign country, who had his roots in India.
The Supreme Court is set to celebrate its Foundation Day for the first time on February 4. The Chief Justice of Singapore has been invited as Chief Guest for the event, who will deliver the lecture on ‘Role of judiciary in a changing world’.
Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul would give the welcome address on the occasion, while CJI Chandrachud would also address the distinguished gathering on the occasion.
The first-ever event, which would commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Apex Court’s establishment in the country, would be graced by several dignitaries.
These include senior serving and former Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, senior government functionaries, officers and members of the Bar Association, Senior Advocates, along with the officials and staff of the Supreme Court, among others.
The Chief Justice of Singapore is expected to hold discussions with CJI Chandrachud and senior Judges of the Supreme Court regarding scope for further cooperation between the two judiciaries, legal and judicial education, besides knowledge sharing in these areas.
The use of technology in administration of Justice, in particular to enhance the access to justice, are also likely to be discussed during the visit of Justice Menon.
Justice Sundaresh Menon has been serving as the fourth Chief Justice of Singapore since 2012. He is the first Singapore-born Chief Justice of that country. Just like CJI Chandrachud, Justice Menon did his Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.