More remain stranded in Ukraine; Centre urged to intervene

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As per the home department, so far, 46 students stranded in Ukraine have contacted them or have registered their complaints with the Chief Minister’s helpline and they are safe….reports Asian Lite News

The Madhya Pradesh government said on Friday that 46 students from the state who registered with the Chief Minister’s helpline are safe in Ukraine. However, it is not known exactly how many students from the state are stranded in the war-hit country.

IANS contacted various officials in different departments of the state government to know the exact number of students from the state stranded in Ukraine, but no concrete information was received on the same.

A senior official in the medical education department said the department does have information on the number of students studying in overseas countries.

The students go to foreign countries to study as per the contract between them and the respective universities, an official said.

“The department has no role in sending students to overseas countries. Instead, they tie up directly with the universities and therefore, the department has no idea about it,” said a senior official in the medical education department.

Another official said the department carries information of only those students who go to foreign countries for study after receiving a scholarship from the state government.

As per the home department, so far, 46 students stranded in Ukraine have contacted them or have registered their complaints with the Chief Minister’s helpline and they are safe.

However, as per sources, over 60 medical students are in Ukraine from Indore alone.

Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Rajesh Rajora, informed on Thursday that among the students who have registered with the CM’s helpline — nine are from Bhopal, three each from Indore and Raisen, four each from Dhar, Ujjain and Dewas, two each from Barwani and Sehore and one each from Jabalpur, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Morena, Narmadapuram, Dindori, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Khargone, Jhabua, Barwani, Sagar, Balaghat, Ratlam and Burhanpur.

“They all are safe in Ukraine and have been asked to follow the instructions of the Indian Embassy there. They have also been provided with call centre numbers, the Embassy’s email id and other contact details,” Rajora told the media.

Rajasthan students stuck in Ukraine seek govt support

 Many students from Rajasthan are stuck in war-hit Ukraine, who are awaiting help from the Centre to return to India.

Mahendra, a student from Nagaur studying in Ukraine, urged the Rajasthan government and the government of India to help him and other students return to India.

In a video message shared on social media, Mahendra said, “Indian students are worst-affected by the war between Ukraine and Russia and hence the state and Central governments should work to bring us back soon.”

He tagged @PMO and @RajCMO in his twèet.

Meanwhile, two girls from Bhilwara, who returned home recently, said that a few students from Bhilwara are still stuck in Ukraine.

“They are worried and terrorised,” said Avika Vijayvergiya.

Meanwhile, another student named Aashita Soni said, “The Indian government should help us reach home.”

Another student, Harshil Mehra, said that all they can hear is the sound of explosions.

“Our friends who left for airport are quite sad as the airport was shut. We are hoping the Indian government will help us,” he said.

Another medical student from Anupgarh in Shriganganagar district said the situation is quite tensed in Ukraine and there are around 100 students with her.

“We have been advised to stay where we are and the Indian Embassy has assured quick help,” he said.

Bharatpur district’ Shubham, who’s pursuing his MBBS in Ukraine, said that roads are deserted in the country and everyone has packed themselves inside their houses.

“A few minutes back, we were asked to pack our bags as we are being sent to a safe place,” Shubham said, adding, “Marshal law has been clamped here, so everyone stuck inside their houses.”

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