Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Geeta upon her arrival in New Delhi on Monday and announced Rs10 million for Edhi Foundation, which took care of her during her prolonged stay in Pakistan.
“Welcome back home, Geeta. It is truly wonderful to have you back home. Was truly a delight to spend time with you today… All of India will take care of you,” Modi said while assuring that efforts would be made to ascertain whereabouts of her family.
Describing the Edhi family as the apostle of kindness and compassion, he thanked them for taking good care of Geeta.
He also thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his efforts to ensure that Geeta returned home.
While complimenting Bilqis Bano Edhi, founder of Edhi Foundation, he said, “I don’t think any amount of words is enough to thank the family for taking care of Geeta with love and affection for so many years.”
“What the Edhi family has done is too priceless to be measured but I am happy to announce a contribution of Rs 10 million to their foundation,” the Indian premier maintained.
Meanwhile, after learning that Bilqis was born in Junagadh’s Bantwa area in Gujarat, he invited her to visit the place along with her family.
Indian external Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was also present on the occasion.