Introduction

HISTORY
INDORE- THE CLEANEST CITY

Located on the southern edge of Malwa Plateau, at an average altitude of 550 meters (1,800 ft) above sea level, is the cleanest city “INDORE” having the highest elevation among major cities of Central India. Known as Financial Capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is a home to Food lovers.

Indore has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission. It also qualified the first round of Smart Cities Mission and was selected as one of the first twenty cities to be developed as Smart Cities. Indore has been a part of Swachh Survekshan since its inception and had ranked 25th in 2016. Taking cleanliness a challenge administration and people worked hard and finally the city grabbed the title of Cleanest City of India in the year 2017, 2018 and 2019.


PRE –INDEPENDENCE SCENARIO The present state of Madhya Pradesh, as is well known, was originally created as Central Province on 02/11/1861, as Judicial Commission's territory and was administered by the Judicial Commissioner. The Judicial Commissioner's court at Nagpur was, at that time, the highest Court of the territory. It was converted into a Governor's province in 1921, when it became entitled to a full-fledged High Court for administration of Justice. Financial & administrative difficulties however, resulted in denial of a High Court, for about 15 years, to the Central Provinces. The Judicial Commissioner's court at Nagpur was, at that time, the highest Court of the territory. It was converted into a Governor's province in 1921, when it became entitled to a full-fledged High Court for administration of Justice. Financial & administrative difficulties however, resulted in denial of a High Court, for about 15 years, to the Central Provinces. Meanwhile Berar, a part of Nijam's state of Hyderebad, was transferred in 1933 to the Central Province, for administration. This gave the state its new name "Central Provinces & Berar". Thereafter, by virtue of Letters Patent dated 2nd of January 1936, issued under Section 108 of the Government of India Act, 1915, by King Emperor, George the Fifth, Nagpur High Court was established for Central Pronvices & Berar. This Letters Patent where under the Nagpur High Court was constituted and invested with jurisdiction, continued in force even after the adoption of the constitution of India on 26th of January 1950 by virtue of Articles 225 & 372 thereof.

POST-INDEPENDENCE SCENARIO AND ORIGIN OF MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT.
On 1st of November 1956 the States Reorganization Act was enacted. The new state of Madhya Pradesh was constituted under Section 9 thereof Subsection (1) of Section 49 of the States Re-organization Act ordained that from the appointed day i.e., 1st of November 1956, the High Court exercising jurisdiction, in relation to the existing state of Madhya Pradesh, i.e. Nagpur High Court, shall be deemed to be the High Court for the present state of Madhya Pradesh. Thus Nagpur High Court was not abolished but by a legal fiction it became High Court for the new state of Madhya Pradesh with its seat at Jabalpur.

ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGH COURT BENCH AT INDORE.
A new chapter opened in the history of the High Court in the year 1956 when The Hon'ble Chief Justice, vide order dated 1st of November 1956 constituted temporary benches of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Indore and Gwalior. Later, by a Presidential Notification Dt. 28th of November 1968, issued in the exercise of the powers conferred by the Subsection (2) of section 51 of the States Reorganization Act, 1956, permanent benches of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Indore and Gwalior were established.

HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCIATION, INDORE- A NEW ERA
The High Court Bar Association, Indore was formed and constituted pursuant to the Resolution passed at General Meeting of the Advocates held on the 7th Day of October, 1960 in hall of Bar Association of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Indore. Mr. D.C. Bharucha Advocate became the first President and Mr. G.L. Oza Advocate became the first Secretary of High Court Bar Association, Indore.

VIDHI VATIKA- GO GREEN DRIVE
Vidhi Vatika is an initiative of High Court Bar Association, Indore where advocates had planted more than 1000 saplings on August 11, 2019. At Vidhi Vatika, Advocates not only plant saplings but also pledge to look after the saplings. Vidhi Vatika is a small contribution by advocates to make our planet greener. High Court Bar Association, Indore through its Go Green Drive aims to make Indore “Greenest and Cleanest City of India.”

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
The High Court Bar Association, Indore is an association of dedicated lawyers that serves the legal profession and the public. We deliver this service by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. We aim to promote and protect the privileges, rights, interests and prestige of the Association and its members.
LOKESH R. BHATNAGAR
PRESIDENT

SECRETARY’S MESSAGE Since its inception High Court Bar Association, Indore aims to maintain dignity and prestige of association by protecting and promoting the professional interest of advocates. We pledged to maintain high standard of professional conducts among the members of bar. We promote unity and cooperation amongst advocates and other Association of Advocates by organizing events, lectures and sports tournaments.
PANKAJ SOHANI
SECRETARY