New Delhi: The Government of India renamed the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra as Sushma Swaraj Bhavan in honour of the late External Affairs Minister known for her empathy in reaching out to distressed Indians globally. The institution is a cultural centre that reflects India’s connect with its diaspora.
The Foreign Service Institute, a renowned institution where diplomats are trained, has also been renamed as Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.
The Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement, said the two institutions have been renamed in solemn tribute to the “invaluable contribution” of Sushma Swaraj to Indian diplomacy, the cause of the Indian diaspora and the ethos of public service.
“The announcement is being made on the eve of her birth anniversary falling on February 14 in honour of the legacy and decades of public service of the former External Affairs Minister,” it said.