NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered senior BJP leader and former Union minister Sushma Swaraj on her first death anniversary on Thursday.
In a tweet, Modi said that she served India selflessly and was an articulate voice for the country at the world stage.
The PM also shared a video of the remarks he had made at a prayer meeting organised in Swaraj’s memory last year.
Remembering Sushma Ji on her first Punya Tithi. Her untimely and unfortunate demise left many saddened. She served India selflessly and was an articulate voice for India at the world stage.
Here is what I had spoken at a prayer meet in her memory. https://t.co/nHIXCw469P
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2020
Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died of cardiac arrest last year. She was 67.
The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu delivered the first Sushma Swaraj memorial lecture organised by Panjab University today.
“Sushma Ji was seen as an epitome of Indian culture. She was a blend of modern thinking and traditional values. She was always respectful towards seniors and elders. She was one of the most affable Indian politicians and treated everybody with warmth and affection,” said Naidu.
As we gather today to remember and pay homage to late Smt. Sushma Swaraj, I am still unable to come to terms with the fact that it has been a year since she left for heavenly abode. She was my dear sister, who used to visit our house on every Raksha Bandhan to tie Rakhi to me.
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 6, 2020
Various Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, led by party chief JP Nadda, also paid tributes to Swaraj.