Kerala Flood Crisis: Delhi lawyers organise second round of relief collection [Video]August 22 2018
Efforts to aid Kerala in rebuilding following the calamitous floods that wreaked havoc in the state continue unabated in Delhi. Lawyers and judges based in the capital convened today for a second round of flood relief collection outside the Supreme Court premises.
Today's collection drive even saw Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Rajendra Menon turn up with their contributions.
Speaking to the media, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said,
"... whenever a grave situation comes up - whatever sphere it may be - the Bar, especially the Supreme Court Bar Association rises to the occasion. And this time they have proven what they can do for the people of any state when they are suffering. That shows the solidarity of the bar and humanness of the bar for justice..."
Justice Rajendra Menon also expressed his support for the collection drive. He said,
"...what the people here are doing, we are with them. All support - mentally, physically and in whatever way you want."
Justice Kurian Joseph of the Supreme Court was also present to offer his support. At the first collection drive organised last week, Justice Joseph had even joined the volunteers in organising the flood relief materials late into the night.
Earlier this week, it was announced that judges of the Supreme Court would be voluntarily donating Rs 25, 000 towards flood relief.
High Courts across the country have also followed suit in doing their bit towards alleviating the damage caused in the wake of the Kerala floods. Judges, judicial officers and staff from numerous High Courts including in Delhi, Tripura and Madras have also come forward to make voluntary contributions to Kerala's Disaster Relief Fund.
The collection drive today will continue till 11 pm at the Car Park opposite to D Gate of the Supreme Court, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi.
Materials required for flood relief include toiletries, cleaning materials, bedsheets, undergarments, clothes (in all sizes), chlorine, gloves, toys for kids and feeding bottles.
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