Himachal extends assistance to evacuation of students stranded in riot torn Manipur

State Government extended financial assistance to evacuate safe return of five students who wants to evacuate them from riot torn Manipur.

  Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has given directions to the officers of the State Government to ensure safety and security of five Himachali students stuck in Manipur. 

Spokesperson of state government said that

CM immediately responded to the text message of one of the students stuck in Manipur and intervened in the matter.

 He gave a financial assistance of Rs. 60,000 from his own pocket to handle the crisis immediately and meeting the travelling expenses of the students to return home safely. 

He passed on instructions to the officers of state government for taking necessary action for bringing back the students to their homes in Himachal Pradesh, told the spokesperson.

The State Government has made efforts for bringing five students back home including Simran, Sujal Kaundal and Ashwani Kumar from Mandi and Nawang Chhering from Kullu and Keshav Singh from Hamirpur. 

Three students were pursuing their studies in NIT Manipur at Imphal while other two were studying in Khumban Lampak Sports Complex, National Sports University in Imphal. 

He said that the students were flown from Imphal to Kolkata and they will reach New Delhi by evening today. State government is committed to the welfare and safety of every citizen of the state, added the spokesperson. 

The state government has issued telephone numbers for evacuation of other Himachalis from Manipur. The interested persons can contact on telephone numbers 89883-41921, 0177-2929688, 0177-2629439, he added.  

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