By Ssangeeta Sharma
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ILNS) After almost a year-long isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal fraternity came out to resume normalcy, but on a different pitch.
A cricket match was organised at Bal Bhavan School of Dwarka by the Dwarka Court Bar Association (DCBA) between the Judges and Advocates of Dwarka Court on Sunday (February 28), which aimed at enhancing the fitness level and sporting spirit among the fraternity and maintaining a cordial relationship between the Bar and the Bench.
District and Sessions Judge Narottam Kaushal said, “The purpose of playing this friendly match is to bring harmony and bonhomie between the members of the Bar and the Bench, as we all usually meet in a very formal atmosphere, where we have limited interaction, which mostly revolves around work.
“Such matches should be organised more often, as they give us reprieve from the normal life and also brings out the sportsperson among us all. All of us have won today, as the game here is not about victory or loss, but about bonding between us,” he added.
The Dwarka Court Judges 11 beat the Dwarka Court Bar Association by 97 runs. Batting first, the DCBA made 221 runs for a loss of 5 wickets. Judge Sushil Anuj Tyagi made the highest score of 95 runs. The DCBA made 123 runs in 20 overs at a loss of 6 wickets.
Speaking on the occasion, President of the Dwarka District Court Bar Association Y P Singh said the game proved to be a great stress buster for everyone.
“The relationship between the lawyers and Judges is symbiotic, as they both need each other for the smooth functioning of Judiciary. We all play a very important part of the Judiciary and this is a good way to maintain cordial relations between us,” added Mr Singh, who is also the Senior Government Counsel in the Union of India and former Chairman of Co-ordination committee of all District Courts Bar Associations in Delhi.
Dwarka Court Principle Judge Ajay Goel appreciated the efforts of the DCBA and said such events should be organised in future also.
The event, which witnessed participation from the bigwigs of the fraternity, had Justice Suresh Kait as the Chief Guest, while Justice Jyoti Singh and Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri of the Delhi High Court were the Guests of Honour. District and Sessions Judge of Dwarka Court Narottam Kaushal and District and Principle Judge of Dwarka Family Court Sanjay Garg played Hosts to the dignitary Judges.
Anil Kumar Gupta, Special Counsel, Government of India and Kunal Gupta, Principal of Bal Bhavan International School, were the Special Guests.
The Managing Committee of DCBA, represented by Advocates Piyush Gupta, Rajesh Kaushik, Jai Singh Yadav, Amit Chahar, Neeraj Dahiya, Ajay Solanki, Ms Rajput Simmy, Ghanshyam Dwivedi, Subhash K Ahlawat, Shankar Mandal and Sarun Gulia, made the event successful. ILNS/SNG/JR