Chief Justice (CJ) of the Karnataka High Court Abhay Shreeniwas Oka bid farewell to Karnataka High Court on Friday after his appointment as judge of the Supreme Court was notified on Thursday..He thanked all the members of the Bar for their cooperation while also stating that he would now get an opportunity to work at one of the strongest courts in the world. "Thanks to the members of the Bar, everyday for the past eighteen years, I got to learn something new. Now I will get an opportunity to work in one of the strongest courts in the world for a period of more than three and a half years," said CJ Oka. .CJ Oka was speaking at the farewell ceremony organized by the Karnataka High Court and the Karnataka State Bar Council for himself and Justice BV Nagarathna. .[BREAKING] It is official; Supreme Court to get nine new judges after Central government clears all collegium recommendations of August 17.Both judges were elevated to the Supreme Court on August 25, after President of India Ramnath Kovind gave his assent to the August 17 Collegium recommendation..CJ Oka said that when he was practicing in district courts in Thane, he had never imagined to be a judge at the Bombay High Court. Adding on, he said, "Ultimately, it is up to the members of the Bar to say whether I deserve this. I personally feel that what I got was more than I deserve.".He further said that he had always felt that the judiciary in Karnataka had the potential to be arrear-free. "In fact, I wanted to make sure that not a single 5-year-old trial case is pending in 2021. Unfortunately, COVID-19 did not help the dream materialize," CJ Oka lamented. .In his address, CJ Oka also highlighted the difficulties of being a Judge. "In my 18 years of experience, I can say that the job of a judge is never easy. I believe a judge should be strict without being harsh. I believe that a judge should never go out of the way to please anyone, but only to do justice....".In fact, I wanted to make sure that not a single 5-year-old trial case is pending in 2021. Unfortunately, COVID-19 did not help the dream materialize.Justice Abhay S Oka.At the end of his speech, he said that It was a historic moment for Karnataka, where two judges of the High Court will be elevated to the apex court at the same time..Justice Nagarathna, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, and the Chairman of the Karnataka State Bar Council also spoke during the event.