Twitterati Hails Sushma Swaraj For Helping Russian Tourist Who Was Spotted Begging Outside Temple

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1:41 pm 13 Oct, 2017

One of India’s favorite politicians, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is well-known for her prompt responses on social media and providing swift help to people in distress. People from India as well as other countries reach out to her for aid regarding international matters and visa issues, and the minister always makes sure to do her best. Several times, she has hit the headlines for providing support to a number of Pakistani nationals seeking medical visa to India.

Now the minister is in the news for offering help to a foreign tourist in India. Earlier this week, reports of a Russian tourist named Evangelin begging for alms at the Kumarakottam Sri Subramanya Swami temple of Tamil Nadu did the rounds in the media.


A Russian tourist was spotted begging outside a temple in Tamil Nadu.  TheHindu

The 24-year-old man was left with no option but to beg when he ran out of cash in his wallet and balance in his mobile phone. His ATM card’s pin blocked, he couldn’t withdraw more money and hence opted to beg. The devotees at the temple were startled to see a foreigner begging outside the temple and informed the police who found that his passport and other documents were valid. Then the police helped him with Rs.500 so that he could go to Chennai and contact Russian embassy there.


India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.  BusinessStandard

After learning about the same, Sushma Swaraj came to his rescue and tweeted that her officials in Chennai will help Evangelin. Have a look at Sushma Swaraj’s tweet below:

Soon after Swaraj offered help to the foreign national fighting alone with problems on his visit to India, amazing responses started flowing in on her tweet. Check out a few of them below:

With her gesture, Sushma Swaraj proved that India is a land where “Atithi Devo Bhava” is a reality.

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