Himachal Pradesh CM ensures safe return of 5 students from Manipur

Shimla, May 8

In a display of quick thinking and decisive action, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Thakur Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu personally oversaw the rescue of five Himachali students from violence-hit Manipur. After receiving a call from the students seeking his help, the Chief Minister immediately arranged for a special flight and coordinated with local police and army officials to ensure their safe passage to the airport. The state government also bore the entire cost of the rescue operation. The students are expected to reach Delhi today, where they will meet the Chief Minister at Himachal Sadan to express their gratitude. The Chief Minister has assured that any other Himachali in need of help in Manipur can contact the state government for assistance.

The five rescued students include three from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) and two from the National Sports University in Manipur. They are identified as Simran, Sujal Kaundal, Ashwani Kumar from Mandi, Nawang Tshering is from Kullu, and Keshav Singh, is residents of Hamirpur district.

The students reached Kolkata from Imphal and are scheduled to arrive in Delhi later today. The Chief Minister’s quick action in coordinating with the airlines and local authorities to ensure the safe evacuation of the students has been widely appreciated. The incident underscores the importance of proactive government intervention in ensuring the safety and security of citizens, especially in times of crisis.

Chief Minister Thakur Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu said that the children had sought his help to get them out of violence-torn Manipur. They have been shifted to a safe place. He himself kept taking the details of rescuing the children from the officials every moment throughout the night. He kept an eye on the situation till he reached Kolkata efficiently. He said that if any other Himachali also needs help to move out of Manipur, they can call on phone numbers 89883-41921, 0177-2929688, 0177-2629439.

Pertinent to mention that this is not the first time Sukhu has extended a hand of help to the State citizens in crisis. In many earlier instances the HP CM has been seen, going a step beyond to help the hill state citizens in distress.


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