Throwback: Sushma Swaraj’s Law College Admission Form #RIPSushmaSwaraj

A great Indian leader perished and left the nation shocked and saddened

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj succumbed to a cardiac arrest on the night of August 6, leaving the nation shocked and saddened. She was 67 years old with a 42-year-old political career.

Sushma Swaraj was more than just a politician. She had a golden heart and her mind was in the right place. She came from a small town of Haryana and belonged to a middle-class family. She pursued law from Panjab University Chandigarh, and in 1973, registered as an advocate. Swaraj began her revolutionizing political career with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the 1970s.

A news publication visited the Punjab University Chandigarh campus and found her admission form which gave us a better insight into the mind and capabilities of Sushma Swaraj. Form number 18612 unfolded many personal details about Swaraj like her hobbies were participating in dramatics, debates and she was an NCC cadet. The form also says that she was the best speaker of Punjab University.

Little did the Punjab University know that their best speaker will someday be one of the best and most eloquent orators of the nation. Her words held such honesty and rationality that it is and will be appreciated and applauded not only by the nation or her party members but by the opposition as well as the rest of the world.

She left everyone astounded when she became the country’s youngest Cabinet minister in Haryana government when she was only 25. Be it the ABVP or the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), Sushma Swaraj excelled and left an impactful mark wherever she went. Her participation in the administration of the BJP did wonders for the political party and she never backed away from whatever challenges that came her way.

Her appointment as the nation’s foreign minister in the first term of Modi government in 2014 was very significant for the people of the country.

“India believes that the whole world is one family. So we believe the UN should run on the principles of a family. A family runs on love, not on jealousy. In the UN, we cannot say I, me or mine, it is us, we, and ours. We should keep every country’s goals in mind”. She said in the UN conference. She used her power to speak in verse of the people who needed help, she turned promises into actions and never hesitated to speak what she thought was right, her iconic tweets and twitter responses are finest examples.