Our Aim is Every Student Reaches India Safely: Chief Minister


 Jaipur, March 2. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot said that the State Government is extending all possible help for the safe return of students and other people of Rajasthan trapped in Ukraine.

 He said that the State Government is taking the help of the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Embassy along with Non-Resident Rajasthanis (NRRs) to provide relief to the students stuck there. “Our aim is that in this hour of crisis, each Indian student should be shifted to safe places from Ukraine at the earliest and they return to their homeland safely,” he added.

Mr Gehlot interacted with students of Rajasthan who had reached Poland from Ukraine through a video conference from his official residence on Tuesday. He thanked Non-Resident Rajasthani entrepreneurs Mr Amit Lath and Shri Ashok Sevak Ramani for making arrangements to bring these students safely to Poland and for helping them. He said, “You people got the opportunity for a noble cause and I am happy that you all have come ahead to cooperate in this work.”

The Chief Minister talked to these students and took stock of the current situation in Ukraine and the problems faced by the Indian students stranded on the Ukraine border. The students said that lacs of people are stuck at the Ukraine border. Risking their lives, they have to walk long distances to cross the border. They have been lucky enough that they could reach Poland safely and could come out from this terrible human tragedy. The students said that they are getting necessary help from the Rajasthan Government, Indian Embassy and NRRs along with the Poland Government. Still, a large number of students are stuck in Ukraine, they said.

Mr Gehlot asked the students to talk to other students who are still trapped in Ukraine and provide them necessary guidance regarding how to reach Poland or other safe places. He directed the officers to ensure necessary arrangements for the safe return of students by being in constant touch with the Indian embassy in Poland and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). The State Government will provide all kind of support including financial assistance, he said.

The Chief Minister talking to Shivangi Sharma, Hari Om Meena, Aditya and other students assured them that the State Government is very serious about their security at this time of disaster. “It is our endeavour that the relief reaches the students at the earliest and they return to their homes safely,” Shri Gehlot said.

Chief Secretary Smt Usha Sharma too spoke to students and assured them of all possible help.

Rajasthan Foundation Commissioner Shri Dheeraj Shrivastava said that efforts are being made to provide relief to the people stuck in Ukraine through NRRs in Poland. The State Government has issued a Helpline Number for their help besides providing link on the official portal of the State Government.

Principal Residential Commissioner Smt Shubhra Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr Abhay Kumar, Principal Secretary Information Technology Shri Alok Gupta, Principal Secretary Industry Shri T Ravikanth and other officers were also present.