A 10-year-old Kerala girl has written to Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana thanking the Supreme Court and the judiciary for helping people afflicted by Covid-19. Moved by the missive, the CJI has written to her in return describing it as a joyful letter that has increased the stature of judges while doubling their responsibilities.
CJI Ramana said the letter touched his heart. The letter is from Lidwina Joseph of Class 5, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thrissur. In her letter, she said that she was gravely worried at the deaths in Delhi and other parts of the country due to the coronavirus.
Lidwina said she learnt from her newspaper that the Supreme Court had effectively interceded to end the sufferings of people. The child also said she was happy and proud of the Apex Court action for ensuring supply of oxygen. The letter writer credited the Supreme Court of taking effective steps to bring down Covid-19 and its death rate. She thanked CJI Ramana for this and said she was proud because of the court’s feat.
Such was the effect of the letter that CJI Ramana immediately replied to her. He first of all thanked the child of her artwork showing a judge of the court. The CJI said he was more than impressed by the way she kept track of things happening in the country and her concern for the well-being of the people. CJI Ramana said she will surely grow up to be a responsible citizen of the country in the future and blessed her for her all-round success. The CJI has gifted the child a copy of the Constitution with his signature.
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Here’s the full text of her letter:
“I am Lidwina Joseph, studying in the 5th standard of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thrissur. I read the main news of India from the newspaper The Hindu. I was much worried about the deaths at Delhi and other parts of country due to Corona. From the newspaper I understood that your honourable court have intervened effectively at the sufferings and death of ordinary people in fight against Covid-19. I am happy and feel proud your honourable court have moved orders for supply of oxygen and saved many lives. I understood your honourable court have initiated effective steps in bringing down Covid-19 and death rate in our country especially in Delhi. I thank you your Honour for this. Now I feel very proud and happy.”