The “young looks” of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Union law minister Kiren Rijiju were the subject of much fun at the Bar Council congratulation program over the weekend. The clip of the event, held on Friday, was shared by the law minister today, with a reminder.
“I’m sure, no one can dispute the true youthful appearance of Chief Justice of India, Judge DY Chandrachud!!” read the tweet by Mr. Rijiju, aged 51, as one of the younger ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet.
I’m sure, no one can dispute the real youthful appearance of Chief Justice of India, Judge DY Chandrachud!! pic.twitter.com/o6PWSBFzS6
– Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) November 20, 2022
The chief justice, now 63, declared that he was an “imposter” in the “youth looks” department.
“By doing a Google search not too long ago, I realized that I was 12 years old when the law minister was born. So that would justify me saying I was an impostor. He was in the group. young people,” Judge Chandrachud said at the show, drawing laughter and cheers from the audience.
Mr Rijiju, not to be outdone, quipped that he would “not make it clear” about his date of birth.
“They look at my date of birth. And I don’t have to clarify my date of birth. So let it be what’s on file. I won’t challenge,” said the law minister, who has the The brief health and exercise video has attracted many positive comments on social media.
“When someone calls me a young law minister – of course, who doesn’t want to be called young?” Mr. Rijiju continued to add. “But the biggest happiness I have lately is that the Chief Justice of India looks so young,” he added to loud laughter from the audience.
Justice Chandrachud was sworn in as India’s 50th Chief Justice earlier this week. In his first statement to the media after being sworn in, he said “serving ordinary people” was his top priority.
At Friday’s commendation show, he reiterated that sentiment.
Speaking of the district judiciary, he said it’s not “the big sentences that the High Court and the Supreme Court write down, but the small cases that the judiciary handles… they are the ones that bring peace and quiet.”
“I hope my term will be marked by harmony and balance. I have learned from my elders that this is very important to maintain the peace of our society. Courts have a very important role in determining harmony and balance,” he added.
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