sheer hard work and a heart filled with humility, you can achieve greatness: Justice N V Ramana (read full speech)
It is an important quality for a judge to withstand all pressures and odds and to stand up bravely against all obstacles. Said Justice Ramana in his speech on the condolences in meeting of Hon’ble Justice A.R. Lakshmanan
Justice Ramana is a senior most Judge and next to the Chief Justice Of India was addressing a condolence meeting of Hon’ble Justice A.R. Lakshmanan via online.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, former Judge, Supreme Court of India and a towering personality in the Indian judiciary from Tamil Nadu State, who left for the heavenly abode on 27th August, 2020 at his native place in Devakottai.
“There are innumerable qualities that a person needs to live what can be called a good life: humility, patience, kindness, a strong work ethic and the enthusiasm to constantly learn and improve oneself. Most importantly, particularly for a judge, one
must be steadfast in holding on to their principles and fearless in their decisions.”
Justice Ramana in his speech also referred Lord Ram in contemporary Significance.
“So people worship Rama not because of the success in his life, but for the gracefulness with which he conducted the most difficult moments. That is what is valued; that is the highest value in one’s life. It is not the question of how much you have, what you did, what happened or what did not happen. Whatever happened, how did you conduct yourself? That is what determines the quality of who you are.”
Justice Ramana while remembering his legacy said to cherish the legacy of Justice Lakshmanan “we, the members of the judicial hierarchy have inherited the legacy of dedicated collective endeavour by the bench and the bar in establishing an unbroken tradition of high efficiency, perfect integrity and fearless independence.”