Hyderabad: Despite our differences, we all believe children know best. This is demonstrated in the ways children interact with adults about how they perceive the world. In a letter addressed to the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in May 2021, a fifth standard student from Kerala sent a drawing where a judge was portrayed in colour, discharging duties by smashing the Coronavirus with a gavel. The Tricolour, the lion capital and a portrait of the father of the nation, Gandhiji, were also featured in the drawing.
The full text of her letter read, "HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA.
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.
CJI Justice N.V. Ramana was pleased to respond to the girl's letter. Along with a letter, the CJI also sent to her a signed copy of the Constitution with a message "With Best Wishes".
The text of the CJI's letter read, "My dear Lidwina, I have received your beautiful letter along with a heart-warming 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 pandemic. I am sure you will grow-up into an alert, informed and responsible citizen who will contribute immensely towards the nation building.
With best wishes and blessings for your all-round success."
(N. V. Ramana)"