Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra
28th Feb, 2020
- The Central government renamed the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra and Foreign Service Institute in the national capital after former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
- While the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra has been renamed as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, the Foreign Service Institute will be known as the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.
- The announcement is being made on the eve of her birth anniversary falling on 14th February.
- Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on October 2, 2016.
Sushma Swaraj, who was the External Affairs Minister in the previous BJP-led NDA government, passed away in August last year.