Friday, August 14, 2020
Home Uncategorized Government will launch campaign to find Geeta's parents: Swarup

Government will launch campaign to find Geeta’s parents: Swarup

New Delhi: The government will launch a public campaign to find Geeta’s parents. Geeta is the speech and hearing-impaired woman who returned to India more than a decade after mistakenly foraying into Pakistan.

The campaign will be conducted through a photograph of Geeta done up “as she would have looked like when she was in India” as a young child, external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said in his weekly media briefing here on Thursday.

Geeta has been staying in a home in Indore, which looks after the speech and hearing impaired people like her.

Swarup said that when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj went to Indore last month to meet Geeta, she asked her how she could have looked like when she was eight.

Geeta was then drawn upon the basis of what she said.

Swarup said the picture would be displayed by the public broadcaster and other media outlets.

Asked about how close a resemblance it could be between a grown-up Geeta and an eight-year-old Geeta, Swarup said there was no other option.

This is our best bet and hope those who can recognize her as she looked back then can still come forward and we remain hopeful that Geeta can be reunited with her family.

Meanwhile, he said several families have come forward hoping that Geeta was their lost daughter, including a Muslim family.

We sent all their photos, but according to Geeta, not a single one of them looked like her parents, he said.

Swarup also expressed his hope that this may be a better way to find out her parents. (IANS) (Picture Courtesy: NDTV)

 

STAY CONNECTED

18,954FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,781FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Ayushmann is One of the Most Earnest Actors of our Generation, Says Vaani Kapoor

Actress Vaani Kapoor looks forward to working with Ayushmann Khurrana in an upcoming film. She says Ayushmann is one of the most earnest actors...

TV Stars are Looked Down Upon, I Don’t Know Why: Hina Khan

She did television for over a decade and has featured in Hindi films, but actress Hina Khan fails to understand why small screen stars...

Vidya Balan Does Not Like to Follow Norms

By Sugandha Rawal Vidya Balan does not like to follow norms. She finds it easier to follow her heart. The actress says doing something that...

Here are Some Home Gardening Tips For You

By Puja Gupta Growing and maintaining a garden at home is a fun and rewarding way to care for nature. Especially in these boredom-filled days...

Enjoy Independence Day Weekend With Domestic Travel

The fact that we are now free to move outside our homes after months in lockdown and travel, is the sweetest feeling of independence...

Everything You Need to Know About Post-Weaning Depression

By Puja Gupta Post-weaning depression is a form of mental illness which can occur after a woman stops breastfeeding. Like other depression, it requires immediate...

Car Not Turning On? Three Main Areas to Look Into

You are heading to somewhere important. You get in the car, turn the ignition, but the engine doesn’t crank. Your heart sinks because not...

Benefits Of Buying An Online Term Plan 

Choosing the best savings-investment plan can secure your future financially. A life insurance plan is one of the best ways that you can provide...

Recent Comments