Twenty-two sports persons who were stranded in ISBT in New Delhi were rescued yesterday by the Resident Commissioner’s office on the direct intervention of Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.
The team consisting of 9 boys, 10 girls, 2 coaches, and one manager who went to Shimoga in Karnataka to participate in the 40th National Junior TaeKwondo Championship from 7th to 9th July, returned by train to New Delhi on Thursday afternoon. They were stranded at ISBT due to intense waterlogging and one of the coaches Ashwani Kumar contacted the Chief Minister over the phone. The Chief Minister immediately directed Resident Commissioner Meera Mohanty to rescue them.
Resident Commissioner and OSD to the Chief Minister at New Delhi K.S. Bashtu met the sportspersons who were brought to Himachal Bhawan. The State Government will make arrangements for sending them safely to their homes.