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Grand welcome awaits CJI Dipak Misra today

Bhubaneswar: After taking charge as Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra is visiting his home State Odisha, for the first time, on Saturday. The Orissa High Court Bar Association decided to accord grand welcome to the CJI.

The Orissa High Court Bar Association will welcome Justice Misra at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. Later in the evening a felicitation programme would be held in the High Court premises by the association. Orissa High Court Chief Justice Vineet Saran and Advocate General Surya Prasad Mishra are scheduled to grace the occasion.

Before the felicitation ceremony, Justice Misra will inaugurate a hall of the Madhusudan Library located inside the HC premises, free wi-fi facility being given by the BSNL for the High Court and an android apps of the Orissa High Court Bar Association. 

Justice Mishra (63) is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court after Justice Khehar. Justice Misra will retire on October 2, 2018. Justice Misra will be the third Odia after Justice Ranganath Misra and GB Patnaik to occupy the top post.

Justice Dipak Misra took the oath of office as the 45th Chief Justice of India on August 28.He has a tenure of just under 14 months, till October 2, 2018.

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