CUP: Orissa’s High Court on Sunday released a judicial calendar for 2022 featuring paintings by schoolchildren from across the state. It is the first time that a judicial calendar with paintings of children has been published by a High Court. Before the calendar was released, a painting competition was organized for schoolchildren in grades VII to X by family courts and district courts on the occasion of Children’s Day on the theme of the family.
The first three paintings were awarded by the respective district courts and the award-winning paintings were reviewed by a panel of High Court judges. Twelve of them have been selected to be part of the Odisha-2022 Judicial Calendar. The calendar was published by Chief Justice S Muralidhar, High Court judges and sculptors Sudarshan Sahoo and Sudarshan Pattanaik.
Appreciating the budding artists, the Chief Justice said their paintings eloquently expressed their hopes and aspirations and represented the eternal values of love, compassion, inclusiveness, secularism and pluralism forming the philosophy of the Constitution. . Judge CR Dash said each painting was special in its own way.
Reminding everyone that art is a gift from nature, he said there is little room for injustice and cruelty in the lives of artists. Judge SK Sahoo said that since family’s contribution to shaping one’s life cannot be overlooked, such a calendar with family as the central theme gives a positive message to society and encourages budding artists. Sahoo and Pattnaik praised the High Court initiative and stressed the value of educating art and artists in society. Judge Sashikanta Mishra also spoke.