Russian Man Found Begging Outside Temple, Sushma Swaraj Comes To Rescue
'Evangelin - Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help,' Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
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Her social media popularity is a result of her promptness in handling distress calls addressed to her, often by Indians stuck in difficult situations overseas.
This time, the Union external affairs minister came to rescue a Russian man, who was found begging at a Kanchipuram temple in Tamil Nadu.
Swaraj who came across a report in The Hindu soon took to the microblogging site to extend help to the Russian man. She tweeted, "Evangelin - Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help."
Evangelin - Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help. https://t.co/6bPv7MFomI— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 10, 2017
According to The Hindu report, 24-year-old Evangelin had arrived in India with a valid passport and visa on September 24. Travelling to Kancheepuram on Tuesday morning from Chennai and after visiting a few temples, he went to an ATM near the Kumarakottam temple to withdraw money. But as luck would have it, he couldn’t withdraw any as his PIN got locked.
With nowhere to go and language being the biggest barrier, Evangelin was compelled to sit outside the temple and spread out his cap to get some money.
Shocked at the sight of a foreigner begging, the incident was soon reported to the police.
The police found all his documents in place and put him in touch with the Russian embassy. Following this, Sushma Swaraj took over.
And like always, Twitterati praised Swaraj's promptness.
Tweets from you are just refreshing before I hit the bed. Wish you long and healthy life in the service of nation. Namaste!— Tryambak Srivastava (@imtryam) October 10, 2017
I am sure she will have long life. How a women after a major surgery work like this.It’s our pleasure to have u as external affairs minister— Prabhuram (@prabhuyuvi) October 10, 2017
Sushmaji is one efficient minister in Modiji Dunbar who works silently and whose service we have failed to appreciate.— Surya. (@TRavindran4) October 10, 2017
Tnx Swaraj from it generosity for All needy people Good wishes from ur Afghan lovers— Sefatullah (@Sefatullah7224) October 10, 2017
What a gesture mam🙏🙏...great— Sourav (@iamsourav623) October 10, 2017
Proud of our foreign minister Mrs. Swaraj.— Praveen Yadav (@pro_piku) October 10, 2017
I wish other ministers also learn from uh nd helps people instead of talking Hindu muslims topic.
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