JAMMU, Oct 3: As a part of continuous endeavor to ensure implementation of Juvenile Justice Act and Rules in the State, a special visit of children of Markaz-e-FalahiItfal, Shalimar (Children’s Home Shalimar) to the High Court was arranged on the directions of Chief Justice of High Court of J&K, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed.
The children observed the proceedings of the Division Bench in the Chief Justice’s court for one hour. Thereafter, Chief Justice in a specially arranged meeting, interacted with the children in the presence of Justice Ali Mohammad Magray, Chairman Juvenile Justice Committee High Court of J&K.
The children freely and confidently shared their future goals. These children studying in 8th, 9th and 10th classes, expressed their wishes and desires. Chief Justice very curiously enquired from them about their available prospects after matriculation and the educational facilities Post Secondary School examination.
The object behind the visit was to boost their confidence and give them a practical idea about the court proceedings, besides providing these children an opportunity to freely express themselves. Incidentally, one child expressed his desire to become a lawyer.
Chief Justice and Justice Ali Mohammad Magray, while interacting with the children desired that post matriculation, there is dire need of continuous education of these children according to their aptitude.
On the occasion Abdul Rashid Malik, Director State Judicial Academy ( Secretary Juvenile Justice Committee, High Court of J&K), Registrar Judicial High Court, Principal Secretary to Chief Justice, Superintendent Observation Home, Harwan and Superintendent Children’s Home Shalimar were also present.