Sushma helps Russian tourist begging for alms at TN temple

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Oct 2017 09:14:21



EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come to the aid of a Russian national, who had to resort to seeking alms at a temple in Tamil Nadu after finding that his debit card ATM PIN had got locked.

“Evangelin -- Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help,” Swaraj tweeted late on Tuesday night following a media report about 24-year-old A. Evangelin begging at a temple in Kancheepuram. According to a report in ‘The Hindu’, Evangelin arrived in India on September 24 and reached Kancheepuram on Tuesday from Chennai and visited a few temples.

Russian who sought alms did not respond to our call: Consulate: A RUSSIAN tourist who resorted to seeking alms
at the temple town of Kancheepuram near here after his ATM pin got locked did not answer a call to his mobile to offer assistance, a Consulate official said on Wednesday.