We all have heard the story of Sarita Takru. She was in distress as she had lost her husband recently. And Sushma Swaraj helped her in getting her son who is living in the US, back to India .
Yesterday, India’s foreign minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj thanked a lady from Chandigarh for her help in Sarita Takru case. The lady was so amazed after getting the message from MEA that she wrote a facebook post telling about this.
Read her full facebook post below:
Humbling moment when @SushmaSwaraj sent thank you message to me for playing very small role in her Endeavour to help a Lady Sarita Takru @saritakru from Karnal who lost her husband and wanted help to get instant visa for her son @kaulabhai who resides in US to come to India for cremation of his father.
Well story is as usual how Sushmaji works but , I am writing this whole story for different reason.
While going through twitter I saw a tweet of Sarita takru asking for help.I sent a tweet to her and tagged Sushmaji too in it at 4,48 pm on 11th oct . Sushmaji again tweeted to Sarita at 5.04 am ,11th oct confirming her willingness to help her. By 5.24 pm @IndianembassyUS too had tweeted to Sarita ji to ask her son to contact on certain no and also send details to process Visa.
But there was no response from sarita. So went through her TL, I realized she was tweeting without tagging Sushma ji and also had not checked response of Sushmaji who had already tweeted on 10th oct at 11.32 pm and subsequently she was not aware of all that was going on .
I realized that Sarita hardly goes on twitter and does not understand how it works. So I first found her son’s handle on twitter and sent him tweet tagging all concerned parties, but there was no response from him . Then I searched for Sarita Takru on net and found her on FB , and luckily there was a mobile no on her profile of her school, I called on that no and a lady who turned out to be colleague of Sarita ji . I told her how Sushmaji and Indian embassy is trying to reach them. She immediately went to Saritaji who called me back. I explained her about the whole thing and advised what she needs to do .Saritaji she thanked me even though she was grieving and distraught. I also tweeted the same to concerned parties. By 6.20 all parties were in sync . At 7.11 Sushmaji sent a tweet confirming that Embassy has been opened to give Visa to @kaulabhai as it was closed for 2 days due to holidays.
Abhai Kaul got his Visa in few hrs .
Today I got a thank you message from Sushma Swaraj for my little initiative and that was not only a surprise but also humbled me to know that a senior cabinet minister not only acknowledged my tiny role but also is graceful enough to thank me .
More power to you Sushmaji . May God bless you.