Swaraj helps Expedite issuance of Passport for this Young Boxer
Jhalak Tomar, a junior woman boxer from India, wanted to represent India at an international boxing tournament ‘Valeria Demyanova Memorial’ in Ukraine. But what was stopping her from flying is that the boxer didn’t have a passport. Our beloved External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, came to the rescue.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 13, 2017
Swaraj promised Jhalak an assured trip and accelerated the process of getting her a passport. The minister even took to Twitter to announce the good news to the boxer and said now she “has to win” a medal and make India proud.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 12, 2017
Jhalak Tomar has won the bronze medal in the 54 kg weight category at the recently concluded Junior Women’s National Boxing Championship.
The young medalist belongs to a small village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Her latest feat at the national ring has already earned her a berth at the upcoming competition, which to be held in Nadvirna city of Ukraine but like most of the sportsperson from the country, she too doesn’t have a passport.
In such a situation, Jhalak’s plight reached to Swaraj by a Twitter user, who sent a screenshot of her passport application to the external affairs minister. Twitter-savvy Swaraj replied immediately.
@SushmaSwaraj Susma mam please help this india boxer too. She want to go to outside india for boxing match and she need quick passport . please help her too. Her contact number. 7417555556. pic.twitter.com/n9kjotB4z3
— Aditi Sharma ?? (@Real_Aditi) November 12, 2017
The External Affairs Minister is known as a social media savvy person. Swaraj has been utilizing the space effectively, for the greater good.
Swaraj has come to rescue for many who approached her through social media. Last year in December, Foreign Affairs magazine named her one of 15 ‘Global Thinkers’ of the year “for fashioning a novel brand of Twitter diplomacy”.
Heart of Gold and Global Thinker indeed!
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