Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra to be renamed as 'Sushma Swaraj Bhawan': Jaishankar

13-02-2020

New Delhi, The government on Thursday announced that Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra will be renamed as 'Sushma Swaraj Bhawan' and Foreign Service Institute as 'Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service'. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar wrote,' 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.'

This will be 'a fitting tribute to a great public figure who continues to inspire us', he said. Dr Jaishankar remembered the former External Affairs Minister, who passed away on August 6, 2019. 'We all fondly remember Smt Sushma Swaraj, who would have turned 68 tomorrow. The MEA family misses her in particular,' he said in another missive.