People’s Mediation Centres were officially launched on 14th July 2018, by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India. The function was presided over by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Kerala. Message was given by Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India and felicitations were given by Prof (Dr.) N.R. Madhava Menon, Former Director, National Judicial Academy, Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.R. Hariharan Nair, Former Judge, High Court of Kerala and Mr. G. Shrikumar, President, India International ADR Association. The Introduction and presentation of the concept of PMC was given by Mr. Anil Xavier, President, IIAM. Mr. Jayan K – Member, Advisory Board, PMS gave the welcome address and Mr. George Poothicote, Director, IIAM, gave the vote of thanks.
Pledge to Mediate was signed on the occasion by Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Mr. Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Prof (Dr.) N.R. Madhava Menon and Mr. Justice M.R. Hariharan Nair. Certificates of authorization for the PMC’s were given by Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur and Certificates of recognition to PMS Ambassadors who promoted the concept of Pledge to Mediate was given by Mr. Justice Hrishikesh Roy.