He was addressing the lawyers of Punjab and Haryana High Court during the inaugural function of the extension of Bar library organized by Punjab and Haryana Bar Association here at High Court complex.
    
The Chief Minister said that each one of these organs had their Constitutional assigned role and these must be discharged in the right earnest.
    
He said that each organ must respect the roles and functions of the other and power accorded to each organ must be exercised cautiously.
    
Badal said, "Our judiciary, legislature, members of the bar, legal academia and scholars must therefore, be actively engaged in finding a meaningful and widely acceptable solutions to the social challenges of our times."
    
The Chief Minister said that lawyers could play a vital role in ensuring justice and protection of one's fundamental rights because access to justice is the Constitutional obligation.
    
He also asked the legal fraternity, especially the younger ones to discharge their duties with professional commitment, dedication and sincerity in the larger public interest.
    
Badal appreciated Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Sanjay Krishan Kaul for initiating special efforts for curtailing the pendency of cases in the High Court to ensure quick dispensation of Justice.
    
"It was an endeavour of the state government to provide congenial atmosphere to the judiciary and lawyers so that they could discharge their duties efficiently," Badal said.
    
He assured the Chief Justice that the state government will provide all financial assistance and cooperation for the construction of judicial complexes and lawyers' chambers in the state besides the recruitment of Judicial officers.
    
Badal mentioned that on demand of Bar association, the state government had already created a Advocate Welfare Fund to safeguard the interests of legal fraternity.
    
On the occasion, he also announced a grant of Rs 1 crore to the Bar Association.
    
Justice Kabul lauded the Chief Minister for showing special concern for the welfare of the Judiciary.

(Agencies)

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