Meghalaya Initiates Efforts To Repatriate Stranded Students From Manipur

SHILLONG: 5 May 2023 (PTI Source)

The Meghalaya government has started the process of repatriating citizens who are stranded in Manipur, which includes 50 (fifty) Agriculture University students, 10 (ten) Food Technology Institute students, and 25 (twenty-five) Lajong football team members.

Several citizens who were stranded in Manipur, including 60 students and 25 members of a football team, are being brought back to Meghalaya through flights and special buses. More than 25 citizens have already begun their journey back to Meghalaya through flights via Guwahati. The government has also set up a helpline number to assist citizens in need, and students of agriculture and food technology can contact specific officials for their queries.

The government has established a helpline number, 1800-345-3644, which citizens can contact for any assistance they need. Medical students can also contact Nodal Officers Shri Remdor Dkhar and Dr Paul Chyne if they require any help.

A group of three officials, including Minister Dr Ampareen M Lyngdoh (GOM), Daniel Thangkiew (OSD to CM and Political Secy.), and Dr Viveknanda IPS Singh Rathore(West Garo Hills SP), has been sent by the Meghalaya government to Imphal to assist with the evacuation process.