In Indore to attend the Global Investors Meet, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met Geeta, a deaf-mute girl who returned to India after her spending 14 years in Pakistan, at Radisson hotel on Sunday.
Swaraj gifted her sweets, clothes and books and enquired about her health and education. Geeta, in return, gave her an embroidered handkerchief she made.
As her birth date is not known, Swaraj had contended that Geeta’s birthday would be celebrated on October 26, the day she returned India.
The 23-year-old girl, who had once inadvertently strayed to Pakistan as a child, is staying at Indore Deaf Bilingual Academy (IDBA) at present.
“She is very fond of Geeta. Every time she comes to Indore, she tries her best to meet Geeta. She understands the trauma which Geeta is going through and it is only after Sushma madam’s attempt, Geeta returned home,” said Monica Punjabi, manager Indore Deaf Bilingual Academy (IDBA).
“Geeta had started picking up English and also takes interest in stitching. Sushma madam appreciated her handwriting,” said Punjabi.
Earlier, it was also reported that the ministry will make arrangements to take her to Bihar and Jharkhand to help her look for her family.