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Delhi’s Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra To Be Renamed After Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

The Announcement Has Been Made On The Eve Of Sushma Swaraj’s Birth Anniversary In Honour Of The Legacy And Decades Of Public Service Of The Former External Affairs Minister.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 13 Feb 2020, 04:54:04 PM
Sushma Swaraj

Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi:

In solemn tribute to the invaluable contribution of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday announced that it has decided to rename Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in Delhi as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan and Foreign Service Institute as Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service. The announcement has been made on the eve of Sushma Swaraj’s birth anniversary in honour of the legacy and decades of public service of the former external affairs minister.

“Glad to announce that the Government has decided to rename Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan and Foreign Service Institute as Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service…A fitting tribute to a great public figure who continues to inspire us,” tweeted External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

"We all fondly remember Smt Sushma Swaraj, who would have turned 68 tomorrow. The #MEA family misses her in particular," Jaishankar added.

Swaraj Kaushal, husband of former BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the honour. "Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi for this kind gesture on the eve of her birthday. We as a family are grateful for this honour," he tweeted.

Earlier, the Haryana government announced that it will rename the Ambala City bus stand after former Union minister and BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj.

Haryana Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma said that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a proposal to this effect.

He informed that BJP MLA from Ambala City Assembly constituency, Aseem Goel, through a letter, had requested the chief minister that the bus stand be renamed after Swaraj.

"Sushma Swaraj ji was a prominent politician of the country who belonged to Ambala," Sharma said in a statement.

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First Published : 13 Feb 2020, 04:21:32 PM