In a unique celebration at the Vasai courthouse, lawyers and judges came together to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was also a distinguished lawyer. The occasion was marked as ‘Advocate Day,’ dedicated to honoring legal professionals across the country. The Vasai courthouse, hosting a multitude of courts and legal practitioners, witnessed a significant gathering of judges and lawyers, making it a momentous occasion. As part of the festivities, a free health camp was organized for all the participating lawyers.
Prominent orthopedic doctor, Dr. Malcolm Pestonji, renowned for his work at Golden Park Hospital, conducted free health check-ups for lawyers dealing with issues such as joint pain, spinal problems, arthritis, and other bone-related ailments. Dr. Pestonji offered expert advice and guidance on the treatment of various orthopedic conditions that lawyers often encounter due to the nature of their profession.
In the afternoon session, additional district judge-1 and session judge S. V. Khongal, additional district judge-2 and session judge R. D. Deshpande, senior civil judge (division) R. H. Nathani, N. K. Patil, and additional chief judicial magistrate G. G. Kamble, along with lawyers, participated in a cultural program. The program began with the reading of Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s speech by Adv. Ashfaq. Dr. Pralhad Rana provided insights into the significance of ‘Advocate Day,’ and Adv. Krishna Rathod, Adv. Bharat Patil, Adv. Anand Gharat, Adv. Digambar Desai, and government lawyer Bhupesh Purandare presented poetry and songs.
Judge S. V. Khongal delivered an enlightening speech, guiding the legal fraternity on the path of justice. The program also included expressions of gratitude from Adv. Sadhana Dhuri and Adv. George Fargose. The proceedings were efficiently managed by Adv. Nayan Jain.
The ‘Advocate Day‘ celebration not only paid homage to the legal luminaries but also fostered a sense of unity and camaraderie among the legal community in Vasai. The event, marked by cultural performances, speeches, and health initiatives, showcased the diverse talents and contributions of lawyers beyond the courtroom.
The free health camp, especially, played a crucial role in addressing the physical well-being of lawyers, who often neglect their health due to demanding professional commitments. Dr. Pestonji’s expertise and the provision of complimentary health check-ups underscored the importance of holistic well-being in the legal profession.
As the event concluded, it left a lasting impression on the legal community in Vasai, fostering a sense of pride and camaraderie among lawyers and judges alike. The ‘Advocate Day’ celebration served as a testament to the multifaceted nature of the legal profession and the importance of acknowledging and addressing the well-being of those who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of justice.