Gangtok, Feb 27:
I was happy when I reached India but at a same time I was thinking about my friends who were still in Ukraine, when I was travelling to back home to India messaged them and I am also keeping their updates back their situation is really bad but today I also came to know that many of my friends have crossed Romanian border that has bought me a great relief and I am hopeful that they will be back home safely now shared Avishkar Sharma, a second year medical student from Vinnitsya National Medical University, in Vinnitsya, Ukraine, arrived at Pakyong airport in Sikkim safe and sound.
Sharma also shared that we first bought our ticket on our own but when I reached here I came to know all the expenses borne by them will be reimbursed by the state government. Avishkar’s family spent Rs 50,000 in getting him back home to safety.
Avishkar had reached Delhi on February 24, when the tensions were still at the borders of Ukraine and the bombings hadn’t yet started. The Majhitar resident was received by his parents and a host of other government officials at the airport.
Must tell, a Whatsapp group of Sikkimese students in Ukraine is also created and is being monitored by the Chief Minister’s Office. Total of 26 (Twenty-six) students has been contacted as of now and are in safe locations and our concerned officials are in constant touch with them. Also team comprising officials from the Chief Minister’s Office, Home Department and Resident Commissioner, Sikkim House, New Delhi are working round the clock for swift and safe evacuation of the students from Ukraine. Ashwani Chand- IPS, Resident Commissioner at New Delhi is coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs, embassies and is providing regular updates about every new development regarding the evacuation process.