PM Modi announces Rs 1 cr for Edhi Foundation
Indian PM Narender Modi announced a Rs-1-corore contribution to Pakisan’s Edhi Fondation as gesture of gratitude for providing shelter to a hearing and speech impaired Indian woman.
After spending 15-years in Pakistan, Geeta returned to India today and met Prime Minister Narender Modi.
“Welcome back home, Geeta. It is truly wonderful to have you back home. Was truly a delight to spend time with you today… All of India will take care of you,” Modi tweeted. Modi also assured that every effort would be made to trace Geeta’s family.
In a release from prime minister’s office, Prime Minister Modi thanked the Edhi Foundation and described them as “apostles of kindness and compassion”.
Upon learning that Bilquis was born in Junagadh’s Bantwa area in Gujarat, the Prime Minister invited her to visit Junagadh along with her family.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who was present on the occasion, also thanked Bilquis and the Edhi Foundation.