New Delhi, Feb 14 Sushma Swaraj, the former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader who died last year in August, was on her birthday by her husband, political leaders and Tweeple across the country.
Twitterati took to social media to pay her a tribute and wish former External Affairs Minister late Sushma Swaraj who had altered the course of Indian diplomacy and foreign affairs, both on the ground and on social media as well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her birth anniversary and tweeted, "Remembering Sushma Ji. She epitomised dignity, decency and unwavering commitment to public service. Firmly rooted in Indian values and ethos, she had great dreams for our nation. She was an exceptional colleague and an outstanding Minister."
Union Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, "Tributes to an exceptional leader Sushma Swaraj ji on her jayanti. A disciplined karyakarta, a fierce orator and an outstanding parliamentarian who never compromised on her ideals. She will always be remembered for her kind nature & helping the distressed in their trying times."
Her husband Swaraj Kaushal took to Twitter to remember the occasion and also uploaded a picture of his beaming wife, with a knife in hand, and a cake in front of her. He wrote, "Happy birthday ! @SushmaSwaraj - the joy of our lives.-Bansuri Swaraj @governorswaraj"
"Remembering Sushma Swaraj Ji on her birth anniversary. Prolific orator, outstanding parliamentarian and a prominent face of women representation in politics, her commitment to public service was unparalleled," Yogi Adityanath tweeted.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar tweeted, "Remember Sushma Swaraj, today more than ever. Her warmth, dedication and vision will always inspire us."
Union Minister Sadananda Gowda wrote, "A humble tribute to #SushmaSwaraj ji on her Birth Anniversary. She was a dynamic leader, an excellent Minister and a compassionate human who connected with people across all spheres. Your contributions to the nation will always be remembered."
A user wrote, "Born on the day of love, #SushmaSwaraj spread 'love' across borders. She reunited lost 'lovers', brought families together in 'love' & made us smile with her 'lovely' tweets. We miss you terribly. God must be feeling alove'struck in your presence today."
A post read, "'Even if you are stuck on Mars, Indian Embassy will help you'. Remembering exceptional leader, fierce orator, outstanding parliamentarian Smt. #SushmaSwaraj ji on her jayanti. She will be remembered for her kind & helping nature to every Indian, who's stranded in the foreign soil!"
In a solemn tribute to the invaluable contribution of former External Affairs Minister late Sushma Swaraj to Indian diplomacy, the government on Thursday renamed the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan and Foreign Service Institute as Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.
( With inputs from IANS )