President Kovind inaugurates National Conference on Mediation and Information Technology at Kevadia, Gujarat

President Ram Nath Kovind has called for scientific training and other steps for wider acceptance of mediation before and even after the litigations. He said that information and technology has played a crucial role in judiciary during the difficult time of pandemic. Mr Kovind was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the National Conference on Mediation and Information Technology organized by the High Court of Gujarat at Kevadia in Narmada district today.

Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana emphasized on resolving disputes through mediation. He said that we should adopt foresight to resolve conflicts in a peaceful and neutral environment. He said that even big conflicts can be resolved through understanding. He expressed the hope that the deliberations in the working sessions of this conference will help in finding some solutions to the challenges.

Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiran Rijjiju called for better reforms in the judiciary to reduce the burden of cases for speedy justice. He said that the judiciary and legislature should work together in one direction for better coordination. He assured that the Government of India is committed to meet all requirements of the Judiciary. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel praised the role of Information and Technology for rollout of government welfare schemes at the grassroot level. He said that Gujarat High Court has also initiated a series of steps including live broadcast of court proceedings in the state.

Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat said that in the present global situation, Aatmanirbhar and united India is the need of the hour. AIR correspondent reports that Chief Justices, as well as senior-most judges along with the registrars of various high courts, are attending the conference. President Kovind will inaugurate Madhavpur Ghed Fair-2022 at Madhavpur in Porbandar district tomorrow during his three-day visit to Gujarat. Earlier, President Kovind was welcomed at Vadodara Airport by the Governor of Gujarat and other dignitaries on his arrival from Delhi.

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