Meet Lidwina Joseph, The Class 5 Student Who Sent A Handwritten Letter To Chief Justice Of India

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Who is Lidwina Joseph? A 10-year-old schoolgirl from Kerala, Lidwina Joseph recently wrote a note to Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana. The note not only got Lidwina affection from social media, but the CJI himself responded to it, also sending a very special gift to the young girl.

In her letter, Joseph had thanked the top court for its “effective intervention” and saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Touched by the gesture, CJI Ramana wrote back to her, praising the girl for keeping track of news and events across the country. CJI had also reportedly sent her a signed copy of the Constitution. Read how CJI Ramana responded to the girl here.

So who is Lidwina Joseph, the student who hailed SC’s intervention in COVID-19 related issues across India?

Joseph is a Class 5 student studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Thrissur, Kerala. She sent a handwritten letter to the CJI on May 20, also attaching an illustration depicting a judge hammering the virus with his gavel, with the Tricolour and a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the background. The art work also features the national emblem prominently. Responding to the 1-year-old, the Chief Justice of India called her letter “beautiful” and “heart-warming illustration of a judge at work”.

In her letter to the CJI, the girl had also said she was much worried about the COVID-19 related deaths in Delhi, where she is from, and other parts of the country due to coronavirus disease. According to news agency ANI, the schoolgirl wrote that she gained knowledge about the courts’ impactful judgements regarding the sufferings and death of ordinary people in the fight against COVID-19.

“I am happy and feel proud 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,” the letter read. Read how CJI Ramana has been making women-centric judgements here.

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