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Delhi high court, bar contribute to flood-hit Kerala’s cause

Besides a contribution of Rs 53 lakh, three trucks of clothes and essential items will be sent to the state.

delhi Updated: Sep 09, 2018 02:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Delhi high court,Bar,Kerala floods
Over 370 people were killed in the floods. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)

The Delhi high court bar association (DHCBA), with the Delhi high court, organised a relief camp on Saturday for victims of the recent floods in Kerala, where a contribution of around ₹53 lakh was made by judges, lawyers and officials of registry.

Four truck-fulls of clothes, essential items such as sanitary napkins, food items such as pulses, rice and other things were also readied to be sent to the people of the flood-hit state.

Justice Rajendra Menon, Chief Justice of Delhi High court, handed over the cheque to Puneet Kumar, the resident commissioner of Kerala house, in the presence of Supreme Court judge –Justice Kurian Joseph. Justice Joseph, while giving thanks for the contribution, sang a song during his address to the gathering.

The relief materials will be sent to Kerala in a non-stop goods train. The cartons of donated items will be loaded on to the train from Lahori Gate—Railway Parcel Office.

Other judges present at the event were justices S Ravindra Bhat, S Muralidhar, Siddharth Mridul, V Kameswar Rao, Pratibha M Singh and C Hari Shankar.

First Published: Sep 09, 2018 02:06 IST