Over 200 students from Ahmedabad district still stranded in Ukraine: official

As many as 205 students from the Ahmedabad district of Gujarat are still stranded in war-torn Ukraine and its neighboring countries, a senior official said on Friday.

During the day, the collector from Ahmedabad, Sandip Sagale, met the parents of one of these stranded students, Shivam Sharma, and gathered information on his situation.

”Of a total of 259 students stranded in Ukraine, 54 have returned and efforts are underway to bring the remaining students back. The Union government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Operation Ganga to evacuate the stranded Indians,’ Sagale said after meeting Shivam’s parents at their residence in Ranip area here.

Some 220 students from different parts of Gujarat arrived here last week from Delhi and Mumbai after being evacuated from Ukraine.

Shivam’s father, Balkrishna Sharma informed the collector that his son had reached Romania after crossing the border and was in contact with the Indian embassy there. Sharma said he was confident his son would return safe and sound thanks to the efforts of the central government, according to an official statement.

Sagale also met Hemand Patel from Motera, whose wife Tejal was stranded in Ukraine before managing to reach Poland.

She decided to stay in Poland and find work rather than return to India, a statement from the state government said.

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Helen D. Jessen