Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

CJI writes back to Kerala girl who lauded SC

- Press Trust of India

Amid debate whether the Centre’s decision to provide free Covid-19 vaccine to all above 18 years was triggered by the Supreme Court’s recent remarks on the jab policy, a Class 5th student of Kerala, Lidwina Joseph, has written to Chief Justice N V Ramana lauding the top court for its effective interventi­on and saving lives in the fight against pandemic.

Joseph, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Thrissur, also enclosed in her letter a drawing depicting discharge of duties by the apex court where a judge is seen hammering down coronaviru­s and has the tricolour, lion capital and smiling portrait of tively at the sufferings and death of ordinary people in the fight against Covid-19.

“I am happy and feel proud that your honourable court has moved orders for supply of oxygen and saved many lives. I understood your honourable court has initiated effective steps in bringing down Covid-19 and the death rate in our country especially in Delhi. I thank you, your Honour for this. Now I feel very proud and happy..,” Joseph wrote to CJI Ramana towards the end of May during the raging second wave in Delhi .

The girl got Chief Justice of India’s response and best wishes as well for her “beautiful letter” and “heart-warming illustrati­on of a judge at work” in her drawing accompanyi­ng the letter.

“I have received your beautiful letter along with a heartwarmi­ng illustrati­on of the Judge at work. I am really impressed with the way you kept track of happenings in the country and the concern that you have displayed for the well-being of people in the wake of the pandemic.

“I am sure you will grow-up into an alert, informed and responsibl­e citizen who will contribute immensely towards nation building,” the CJI wrote back wishing the best and all round success to the little girl.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday that the Centre will provide free vaccine to states for inoculatio­n of all above the age of 18 from June 21.

I have received your beautiful letter... I am really impressed with the way you kept track of happenings in the country

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