The Mediation & Conciliation Committee of Punjab and Haryana High Court conducted a series of Awareness Programmes on Mediation from time to time.
Talk Show on All India Radio
On 10.03.2010, a Talk Show Programme was arranged by Chandigarh Station of All India Radio in which Hon'ble Chairman and the Members of the Committee participated.
Awareness through TV Programme
On 22.05.2010 the Hon'ble Chairman and the Members participated in a TV Programme on the local channel of Punjab & Haryana namely PTC (News). The PTC News Channel in a programme 'Chandigarh Speaks' telecast the programme in two phases firstly on 1st June, 2010 at 10 p.m. and secondly on 8th June, 2010 at 10 p.m. Probably it was first time in the history of India that three sitting Judges of a High Court appeared on such a T.V. Programme.
On 11.12.2013, Hon'ble the then Chief Justice and Hon'ble Mr.Justice Mahesh Grover, the then Chairman of Mediation & Conciliation Committee again participated in a TV Programme 'Chandigarh Speaks' on PTC News Channel. The Advocate-Mediators and litigant parties, whose cases were settled, also participated in the TV Programme. The aforesaid programme was telecast by PTC Channel on 20.12.2013, 21.12.2013 at 5.30 PM and on 22.12.2013 at 2.00 PM.
Awareness through Newspapers
Two Newspapers i.e. 'Amar Ujala' and 'Hindustan Times” also highlighted the efforts being made by the Mediation & Conciliation Committee and the benefits of Mediation & Conciliation Programmes in their issues dated 20.7.2011 and 1.8.2011 respectively.
Awareness Programme on Mediation on 22nd & 23rd February, 2014.
Hon'ble Mediation & Conciliation Committee of this Court, under the aegis of Hon'ble Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC), Supreme Court of India, organized an Awareness Programme on Mediation on 22nd & 23rd February, 2014 in the Auditorium of this Court, which was conducted by the Trainers deputed by Hon'ble MCPC, Supreme Court of India.
Awareness about Mediation through FM Radio
To generate awareness about Mediation amongst the general public, Hon'ble Mediation & Conciliation Committee of this Court got prepared special jingles/advertisements. The first campaign of airing jingles through 92.7 Big FM and OYE 104.8 FM in the States of Punjab, Haryana and U.T., Chandigarh, started on 19.02.2014 ended on 18.04.2014 and thereafter on 92.7 Big FM in the State of Punjab and Chandigarh from 24.09.2014 to 22.11.2014
The third such campaign on Mediation as well as on pre-litigation Mediation for Chandigarh was from 17.01.2015 to 18.03.2015.
Jingles on All India Radio
On the pattern of Jingles aired on 92.7 Big FM, Hon'ble Chairman, Mediation & Conciliation Committee desired that jingles on Mediation and Pre-litigation be also aired on All India Radio in Punjabi Language.
Accordingly, Jingles were got prepared on Mediation and Pre-litigation Mediation in Punjabi Language and aired on 107.2 FM for a period of 60 days w.e.f. 31.01.2015 to 31.03.2015.
Now, Jingles are being given on 94.3 MY FM for 60 days w.e.f. 05.09.2015.
Advertisements on PVR Cinemas in Chandigarh
To promote the concept of Pre-litigation Mediation, the Hon'ble Committee resolved to give wide publicity on Mediation.
Accordingly, animated film was got prepared on Mediation and Pre-litigation Mediation and shown on the 12 screens (4 screens of Centra Mall and 8 screens of Elante Mall) for 28 days from 23.01.2015 to 19.02.2015..
Awareness Programme for the Law students of Universities and Law Institutes.
Hon'ble Mediation & Conciliation Committee, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh organized Awareness Programmes on Mediation for the law students of University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 26th & 27th September, 2014, in Army Institute of Law, Mohali on 31st October & 1st November, 2014, in Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala on 22nd November, 2014 and in Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 21st March, 2015, to create awareness about Mediation.
Awareness Film on Mediation
Hon'ble Mediation & Conciliation Committee got prepared an Awareness film on Mediation “Aao Raah Aasaan Karein”, which was released by Hon'ble Mr.Justice Madan B.Lokur, Member, Mediation & Conciliation Project Committee, Supreme Court of India in the Inaugural Session of Regional Conference on Mediation on 22nd August, 2015.
“For details regarding Mediation & Conciliation Centres of Punjab, Haryana and U.T, Chandigarh, please see Websites of State Legal Services Authorities of Punjab Haryana and U.T., Chandigarh”