External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been a saviour again, this time for a mother who was seeking visa approval for her disabled daughters on Monday.
Elderly couple, Subbalakshmi and her husband, lead a very normal life here and take care of their daughters — Gayathridevi (72% disabled) and Sarvani (90% disabled). If the girls live abroad, they might get the desired result and proper care. So the parents are hopeful to send the two sisters to stay with their brothers — Subbalakshmi’s two sons who are settled in the US and Canada.
In her petition, the woman pleaded to Swaraj that she and her husband might not be able to take care of the girls and wished to send abroad at their brothers’ residence for care. Subbalakshmi also included the fact that “the nearest Passport Seva Kendra is 110 km away from our residence and my daughters have to be personally present in order to apply. Travelling by bus or train is very hard for them. Due to our old age, my husband and me are also not able to help them travel,” she says in her appeal.
Earlier, Swaraj had also announced that stranded Indians can register on the government’s MADAD portal for help. “Please register your grievance on http://www.madad.gov.in. Then tweet your problem to concerned Indian Embassy/authority giving your Madad ID registration number and endorse the same to me. Your MADAD ID will give us all details. We are here to help you,” Swaraj had said.
Many times, Swaraj had showed her generous side. Our beloved External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 List that was compiled by the Foreign Policy magazine. Swaraj has ushered in a new style of diplomacy through dynamic engagement on Twitter. And, ‘India’s supermom’ is never late to reply promply and always ready with strategic action in helping both Indians and non-Indians.
Some of her notable actions are:
Hats off to you, Sushma Swaraj!
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