“It is better to be a first class citizen in India rather than accepting second class citizen status elsewhere,” Justice Kapadia said during his felicitation by the Parsi Panchayat and other community organisations in Mumbai.
Kapadia, who took over as CJI on May 12 this year, said there is no discrimination in India and that the Parsi community would flourish here.
“I am a believer of religion and right from young age, I have been spiritually inclined. I wanted to become a judge to fulfil my father’s wish”, he said.
“My father, who was based in Surat, used to see a sessions court judge while walking from home to court and was thrilled to see the response the judge got from the people. So he told me to become a judge…I am very happy my Dad is alive and saw me elevated as the Chief Justice of India”, the Chief Justice said.
“I am a workaholic and have faced humiliation at a young age which is why after matriculation I decided to learn and earn together”, he said.
TIMES OF INDIA