Retired Supreme Court judge Deepak Verma. (Photo Credit: File)
Retired Supreme Court judge Deepak Verma has donated Rs 51 lakh to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The former judge has also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi admiring him for his efforts in helping the Indian citizens, especially the poor and deprived.
“In this hour of need, I have contributed a sum of Rs. 51,00,000/- (Rupees Fifty-One La.) through online fund transfer to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, with the hope and trust, that under your over-all supervision the amount would be spent on redeeming the cause of such labour and enabling them to fight Corona,” he said in the letter.
Verma also appreciated PM Modi’s decision to impose a 21-day nationwide lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
“The humanity is passing through the most critical times as never before. Your tireless efforts day and night, providing leadership and guidance in helping out the Indian citizens especially the poor and deprived are admirable. In light of your message to the country on 24th March 2020 and the fast spreading coronavirus, your declaration and kickdown throughout India is a welcome step. I indeed highly appreciate it,” the letter reads.
“This is a part of my hard-earned money through arbitration work puss my retirement seven years before as a judge of Supreme Court of India. Thus, my anxiety is it should reach the really needy persons under your strict vigilance,” he added.