Judges of Madhya Pradesh High Court have resolved to donate a minimum of ₹5,000 from their monthly salaries to help people in need..Chief Justice RV Malimath launched 'Boond', an initiative for the upliftment of the underprivileged in Madhya Pradesh.He said that all sitting judges of the High Court have unanimously resolved to contribute ₹5,000 each on a monthly basis for the same.“Currently, we have a strength of 33 judges. This means, we would collect at least Rs.1,65,000/- per month and Rs.19,80,000 per annum. Not just collect, but every single paisa of this will go to the poorest of the poor across Madhya Pradesh,” he said..He added that the amount will be utilized in a way to benefit those in need of assistance. “This amount will be utilized in such a way that it directly benefits those in need of assistance. For instance, through the purchase and supply of essential commodities such as food, water, clothing, assistance in cases of exigencies, etc,” he said..The judge made the announcement during the flag hoisting ceremony held at the High Court on Independence Day. Explaining the initiative, he said that the judiciary must contribute beyond the judicial sphere and give back to the society. “The judiciary has always stepped up when there have been natural calamities and other issues. We are also connected with various causes on an individual basis. However we feel that this is not sufficient. God has been kind to us and it is our duty to give back to society, not just when disaster strikes but on a periodic and regular basis and on an institutional level,” he stated..He explained that the initiative called 'Boond' alludes to the fact that a drop, though humble, makes a difference to the ocean.Chief Justice Malimath further clarified that no donations from outside sources will be accepted as this is solely a contribution from the Chief Justice and sitting judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.