The e-inauguration of the Mega e-Lok-Adalat in Karnataka will begin shortly. It is organized by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority and High Court Legal Services Committee.
Link of the e-inauguration:
The event begins.
All dignitaries are being welcomed right now.

Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka inaugurates the Mega e-Lok Adalat by lighting the lamp.
CJ Oka now delivers inaugural speech.
CJ Oka: 1,15,013 cases were disposed off in the State during the last Mega e-Lok Adalat. We had 870 panels last time.

For today, we have identified more than 3 lakh cases.We will have more than 870 panels for today.
CJ Oka: Most important lesson we have learnt during COVID pandemic is that we can continue to run institutions, probably not as before, but in the best possible way.
CJ Oka: Lok Adalats during pandemic have a different importance. We have posted many accident claims, execution cases.
CJ Oka: After two, three months, we will have one more e-Lok Adalat. He expresses hope that during that time, constraints such as wearing masks/social distancing are not there.
CJ Oka: HC legal Service committee has been very active from helping migrants to go back to their states during the pandemic to help identify children selling toys in traffic stations.
CJ Oka ends his address.

Additional Solicitor General MB Nargund now begins his speech.
Nargund: One good ground for compromise is better than 100 grounds for litigation.

He urges public to make use of this opportunity.
Advocate General Prabhuling Navadgi now begins.
Navadgi: Litigation is only a type of dispute settlement, which is overused and abused now.

The idea is to stir a change in mindset to shift to Alternate Dispute Resolution.

Lok Adalats are a much needed change in legal reforms
He quotes Abraham Lincoln to conclude by saying - discourage litigation.
Now, President of Advocates Association, Bengaluru, AP Ranganatha is delivering his address.
The inauguration programme concludes with a vote of thanks.

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