BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state government is shortly going to constitute Law Commission in the state to examine all the existing laws and suggest modifications if necessary.
“The state government is shortly going to constitute Law Commission in the state. It will examine all the existing laws and suggest modifications if necessary,” said the Chief Minister addressing the annual conference of All Odisha Lawyers’ Association at Cuttack.
He said lawyers should take up social responsibility and work for the benefit of poor and disadvantaged.
“Lawyers are the protectors of the legal system, and they must use their expertise for greater social justice. To promote progressive democratic values, lawyers should act like statesmen heavily engaged in the public interest and pro bono practice,” said Patnaik.
He said n a democratic society, lawyers surely have an important role to play than any other professional, as he is the guardian of the Rule of Law.
“Every civilised society sustains itself on ‘Rule of Law’. If there is one principle which runs through the entire fabric of the Constitution, it is the principle of Rule of Law,” he added.
Supreme Court judge Dipak Mishra said, “Every citizen of India, more so lawyers, has the significant responsibilities to establish, accept, endeavour and strive for a constitutional identity. Lawyers are responsible for helping people who are unable to establish their constitutional identities.”