All the Supreme Court judges, including Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde, have contributed ₹50,000 each to the PM-CARES fund to aid the nation’s fight against COVID-19.
Earlier, Justice N.V. Ramana, the senior-most judge after the CJI, had donated ₹1 lakh each to the PM-CARES fund and the funds of the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Ministers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter:
“I thank the Honourable Judges of the Supreme Court for this exemplary and inspiring gesture. Their contribution to PM-CARES will strengthen the efforts to fight COVID-19.”
Former Chief Justice of India and former Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam has also donated ₹1 lakh to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.