NEW DELHI : President of India Ram Nath Kovind visited Prayagraj (formerly known as Allahabad) in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday and laid the foundations of the Uttar Pradesh National Law University and Advocate Chambers, the new building complex of the Allahabad high court. The President was welcomed at the Bamrauli airport by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and governor Anandiben Patel. Keshav Prasad Maurya, the deputy chief minister of the state, MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi, and other local MLAs were also present to welcome the president at the airport.
President Ram Nath Kovind lays foundation stone of Uttar Pradesh National Law University and Advocates Chambers, Allahabad High Court in Prayagraj
The new Allahabad high court complex includes a multi-level parking facility, an advocate chamber library, and an auditorium. According to the Uttar Pradesh government, the building complex will have around 2,600 chambers for the lawyers of the court. Around 6,00 crore rupees have been released for the entire project.
“Lawyers and litigants face problems due to the lack of infrastructure in the judiciary,” the President said. “I have seen the struggle of the poor seeking justice. Proper infrastructure and the judicial appointment will ensure that justice is imparted on a timely basis.”
The Uttar Pradesh National Law University is being constructed in the Jhalwa area of Prayagraj. Referring to the varsity, the President said that the NLU must be built in accordance with guidelines that were designed after studying the very best law universities in the world.
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju, Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, and other senior judges also graced the foundation-stone laying ceremony today with their presence. After the President unveiled the plaque for the institution, Union minister Rijiju said that Prayagraj is the center of culture and education and emboldens the spirit that the judiciary must always remain independent in its approach.