NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the center stage on a bright Saturday morning, marking the inauguration of the prestigious International Lawyers' Conference 2023. The grand event unfolded within the majestic confines of Vigyan Bhawan in the heart of New Delhi. Attending this momentous occasion were distinguished luminaries, including the Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.
In his eloquent address, CJI Chandrachud painted a vision of global harmony, emphasizing that the dream of a world where nations, institutions, and individuals collaborate harmoniously is not an unattainable utopia. His words resonated deeply, highlighting the profound potential for mutual learning across diverse jurisdictions, perspectives, and cultures. "Over the next two days," he announced, "we will witness the convergence of some of the finest legal minds, including esteemed judges from around the world, esteemed colleagues from our own Supreme Court and various High Courts, accomplished global practitioners, and erudite legal scholars."
He continued, "It may indeed be utopian to imagine a day when we have found perfect solutions to all challenges in the pursuit of justice. Yet, it is far from utopian to aspire to a world where nations, institutions, and, most importantly, individuals are willing to engage openly with one another, fostering a collective pursuit of justice."
Union Minister for Law and Justice, Arjun Ram Meghwal, took to the podium to accentuate India's commitment to facilitating 'ease of doing business.' He shed light on the robust statutory provisions in place that underpin this commitment, sending a strong message of India's legal prowess and its welcoming environment for international business.
The International Lawyers' Conference 2023, hosted by the Bar Council of India, revolves around the central theme of 'Emerging Challenges in Justice Delivery System.' Scheduled for September 23 and 24, this landmark event aspires to provide a fertile ground for profound dialogues and discussions on a spectrum of legal topics, both of national and international significance. Its mission encompasses the exchange of diverse ideas and rich experiences, thereby fostering international cooperation and enhancing understanding of complex legal issues.
This pioneering conference, being hosted for the first time in India, promises enlightening discussions on an array of subjects, including emerging legal trends, the intricacies of cross-border litigation, the transformative role of legal technology, and the ever-pressing concerns of environmental law. Distinguished judges, seasoned legal professionals, and influential leaders from the global legal fraternity have all gathered here to contribute their wisdom and insights to this momentous occasion.
Prime Minister Modi's inaugural address resonated with optimism, setting the tone for a conference that is not only a testament to India's growing stature in the global legal arena but also a beacon of hope for a world united in the pursuit of justice and legal excellence.