#SushmaSwaraj: The messiah for Indians abroad

Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj - the super woman is emerging as the messiah for Indians abroad. One of the veterans in the alleys of politics - Sushma has not only caught the pulse of the generation now, but has also won hearts with her micro-management and social media activeness.

Sushma Swaraj who is reportedly all set to relax visa norms further to boost tourism has pushed the boundaries and brought social media to full use to help the Indians seeking help. She should better be called - the minister of Twitteratti, who moves her magic wand and leaves smiles on many faces. Be it the wailing mother in Karnal or the two-months old baby wanting to celebrate her first Diwali in India, Sushma and her power brigade has worked hard to make such things possible. 

Just in case, you have missed out on the stories that made Twitteratti to unanimously clap for Sushma. Check them out here: 

Reuniting a father with his son
Sharad Kohli who wishes to meet his father tweeted to Sushma Swaraj with much hope, "My father is being held against his wishes in Kuwait since May '08, due to a court order barring him from leaving." Sushma being prompt, replied. "I am asking Indian Ambassador in Kuwait to take this up at the highest level with the Government of Kuwait. @indembkwt."
 

 

Infant's first Diwali became brighter 

When Dr Aditi Chanda, an Indian-Australian doctor sought Minister Of External Affairs' help to extend her two-month old daughter's e-visa, so that she can celebrate her first Diwali with her family and grandparents. Sushma Swaraj made sure that baby girl's visa gets an extension and she stays back in India for two more weeks.

 

And if you thought that was all, then here's what you need to know. Amid all the tension brewing between India and Pakistan.

Bride from Pakistan

Now this is commendable. Sushma Swaraj took away all the tension and fixed the problem for this Indian groom when his Pakistani bride and her family weren't getting visa for their wedding scheduled for November 7, 2016. While retweeting a paper clipping of the story, she tweeted, "Pl do not worry. We will issue the Visa."

The wailing mother in Karnal 
 

Sarita Takru who lost her husband, gathered all her strength to appeal to the External Affairs Minister on Twitter so that her US-based son, Abhai Kaul, get to attend his father's cremation. Sushma Swaraj took the note of the lady's request and directed the Indian Embassy in Washington to give a visa to an Indian to attend his father's last rites despite it being closed for two days for Vijaya Dashmi and Moharram.

She tweeted, "Our Embassy in the US is closed for Vijaya Dashmi and Moharram. I have sent a message. We will open the Embassy and give a visa to your son." The embassy was opened to issue visa to Abhai. And if you thought that was all, then here's what you need to know.

Amid all the tension brewing between India and Pakistan. Sushma Swaraj made sure that nineteen girls who had visited our country to attend 11th Global Youth Peace Festival in Chandigarh reach their homes safe and sound. This came into light when, Aliya Harir who runs a cross-border peace initiative Aghaz-e-Dosti spoke to External Affairs Minister, who assured them all help.

"Extremely overwhelmed. Spoke to @SushmaSwaraj ji who assured that Pakistani delegation of #GYPF2016 will reach Pakistan back safe," Aliya said in a tweet. Samaritan Sushma replied, "Aliya - I was concerned about your well-being kyonki betiyan to sabki sanjhi hoti hain (... because one's daughter is everyone's.

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Deepti Kaul
Deepti Kaul – Senior Writer

Deepti Kaul has over a decade’s experience in journalism. She has worked with media giants like Hindustan Times, NDTV, India Today, IndiaTV and as a freelancer. She loves to write on Indians abroad, fashion, lifestyle,food, travel, showbiz, education, parenting while meeting people and experiencing different cultures.

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