Reaching out to yet another distressed national abroad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come to the aid of an Indian hospitalised in France with a blood infection and helped his parents get visas to visit him.
"Sardarji - Aapka France ka visa ho gaya hai. Bhagwan kare apka Beta jaldi theek ho jaye
(Sardarji, your visas for France have been arranged. I pray to God that your son gets well soon," Sushma Swaraj tweeted addressing the parents of Amrinder Singh.
On Monday, Akali Dal leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee General Secretary Manjinder S. Sirsa had brought the condition of Singh to her notice.
Sushma Swaraj then directed the Indian Embassy in France to help Singh.
"Amrinder's family wishes to travel to France to save their son's life as he is battling with the blood infection," Sirsa had tweeted.
He had also shared a video by family members of Singh who he said was "having a tough time in France owing to health problems".
On Friday, Sirsa expressed his gratitude on seeing the minister's message that they have been given visas.
"Deep gratitude to @SushmaSwaraj Ji for such swift action for granting the visa to parents of Amarinder Singh who is in a France hospital," he tweeted.
In this regard, it is important to note that the current Indian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Sanjiv Kohli, has been proactively picking up the cue from the External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India Sushma Swaraj's penchant to reach out to Indian nationals in distress when overseas.
Recently, when an Indian national Gurvinder Singh was suffering from acute Pneumonia in the Auckland hospital, the Indian High Commission has fronted up in coordinating with New Zealand High Commission to India in New Delhi to arrange for travel documents for his father.
The father had managed to arrive just on time to say final good bye to his sick son who eventually could not survive.
However, Indian High Commission's prompt action in reaching out to Indian nationals in distress while in New Zealand was amply on the display.
It is also pertinent to mention the Mr.Kohli has a very stellar track record in helping others in distress and the Bollywood movie Airlift also showcases him going beyond his call of duty and helping evacuate Indians in distress from Kuwait