City student stuck in east of Ukraine cries for help
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City student stuck in east of Ukraine cries for help

February 28, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru:  A girl student from the city who has got stuck in Ukraine ever since Russia invaded the country five days ago, is crying for help, pleading with all to somehow airlift her back to India.

Gnanashri Singh, daughter of Ganesh Singh, a resident of N.R. Mohalla in the city, left for Ukraine in 2019 to study medicine and currently she is in the third year of her course. Now unable to come out of war-torn Ukraine, Gnanashri Singh is making fervent video calls to the Indian Government, appealing it to ensure her safety.

In one of her video calls, Gnanashri has unfolded the horror of war. Pointing out that she stays at a place close to Ukraine’s border with Russia on the eastern side, she said that she along with 300 other students are taking shelter in the hostel bunker.

Maintaining that she has been regularly hearing huge sounds of bomb blasts and missiles and the sound of artillery and fighter jets, she said that she stocked some food and water after getting a hint that Russia would be attacking Ukraine soon.

But now, the stocks have been exhausted and she, just like her fellow students, do not know what to do for food as all the shops in the area have shut down. Noting that no one in her college or hostel anticipated such a huge attack on Ukraine, she said that she has been staying in the bunker for the past four days. There are a good number of students from Karnataka taking shelter in the bunker, she added.

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Continuing, Gnanashri said that Ukraine shares its border with Poland too. While the western side border of Ukraine is more secure, the eastern side is facing the brunt of Russian attacks. Contending that students who crossed over to Poland at the western side of the Ukraine border, are being airlifted without many problems, she said that they stay in the eastern part of Ukraine, which has become the core battleground.

Asserting that the deafening sound of bomb blasts and missiles is being heard almost every minute, she said that in the current situation, airlifting seems to be highly impossible. As such, the Indian Embassy here has asked us to wait for some more time till it plans other alternatives for their safe return to India.

Asserting that life has become hell in the bunker, she said that they have to spend time in darkness as there are frequent power cuts. She further said that some of her friends had taken shelter in a nearby Metro station and they are facing a severe shortage of food and water as hours pass by.

Stating that food packets are being stolen, she said that those who try to stop stealing are being mercilessly assaulted. Amidst all anxieties, apprehensions and sufferings, Gnanashri Singh, along with hundreds of her fellow Indian students, are eagerly awaiting the Indian Government’s help for ensuring their safety and airlifting them out of war-ravaged Ukraine.

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “City student stuck in east of Ukraine cries for help”

  1. Questo says:

    These Indian students without merit used their USD reserve to go to Ukraine to study medicine. There is always the risk, and this is it.
    Ukrainians do not like her as PM Modi supports Putin. There you go, blame your PM lady.

  2. Rome says:

    waiting for free ticket I guess

  3. Bhasker says:

    Modiji will bring you back to India beta, safe & sound.

  4. Dr Sunil George says:

    Hello SOM Management team!
    I would like to draw your attention that some of your readers who frequently respond seem to have some very serious mental disorders possibly schizophrenia and they can’t be expected to be sensitive towards others’ life challenges! They are making nasty, nonsensically abusive and even make personal remarks under the comments section and abusing their privileges with some psuedo names ! A person caught in a war zone is not a matter of ridicule! Al the medical students caught on the war zones are honest individuals trying to make a career! Their family needs all kinds of support. if one cant be sympathetic, at least they can shut up. I see that they are nasty about almost all the SOM columnists and even other commentators!
    My request it, please install some kind of a filter or monitoring system in place so that their mental sickness does not cause anguish to the other readers! Such commentators may be a huge liability to your news paper and can seriously affect the readership of your paper

  5. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    In the Western media today, there is a report that Russian missiles hit an Indian student called Naveen Gowda, from Karnataka and he was killed.
    It appears that there are 20,000 Indian students, who given the lax entry requirements in Medical colleges in Ukraine, move there in massive numbers, and 8000 of them out of 20, 000 are left out there to suffer the fate by your dear PM Modi.
    Indians swamp any country as long as the entries to medical colleges are not on Merit and money saved from bribes given to their parents are used for fee purpose..

  6. Questo says:

    Why should a Gowda go to Ukraine to study medicine. In Karnataka, he can get admission based on his so claeed backward caste. May be he could not neven meet those low entry requirements. The same case with other 20000 students. PM Modi boasts two satellites put into orbit in one go, but could not evacuate all those 20000 students. He left the 8000 to their dismal fate, when missiles are raining all over the place there.

  7. True Patriot says:

    Dear Questo and Mann Ki Butt,
    stop talking about Indian studbents going outside the country to study Medcinine. If there was no 90 % reservations in India all these students woukd be studying in a medical college of their choice in India.
    Stop all reservations and then comment about studebts going elsewhere.
    Most of these medical colleges in Europe are better funded and staffed than most medical colleges in India as they have to meet very high standards.
    Half knowledge is dangerous.

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