MPs form WhatsApp group to assist Indian students in Ukraine

MPs form WhatsApp group to assist Indian students in Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Tahsildars deputed to instil confidence among parents: DC

Mysore/Mysuru: Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha and Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya, who is also BJP Yuva Morcha President, have formed a WhatsApp group to assist Indian students, especially Kannadigas, who are stuck at various places in Ukraine.

Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Pratap Simha said that they were in direct link with Indian students stuck in Ukraine. Details have been collected on the number of Kannadiga students holed up in bunkers or stranded on roadside shelters.

The WhatsApp numbers have been shared with the Indian students and the MPs are coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs where officials are in touch with the embassies.

“We have given a contact number of the Nodal Officer to them and asked them to travel to Hungary. We are also communicating with the Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar to send rescue planes. Messages with instructions and suggestions are being passed on to the members in the WhatsApp group and real-time data is being provided to the stranded students,” he said.

MP Pratap Simha said according to information there were 10,000 Indian students studying in Ukraine. “We have established contact with the students which has helped the authorities as the information is flowing easily. The students have been asked to move to safe zones within the war-torn nation using railway networks. We have asked them to reach Hungary and neighbouring European nations and contact the Indian embassy officials,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mysuru District Minister S.T. Somashekar said the Centre is committed to airlift all Karnataka students safely. “I have asked Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Dr. Bagadi Gautham to reach out to the family members of students who are stuck and update them regularly about the measures initiated to get their children back home safely,” he said.

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Tahsildars reach homes

The DC informed that 28 students from Mysuru are held up in Ukraine. “Of the 28 students, one has returned to India. The details of the students from Mysuru are being shared with the Centre on a real-time basis and a majority of Mysuru students are in Kyiv and Kharkiv. A few are in touch, others are not. If we are able to get in touch with one student, we are able to locate other students,” the DC said.

“Tahsildars and other officers have been sent to the homes of the students to give a sense of assurance to the parents and relatives and we stand with them during the hour of crisis,” Dr. Bagadi Gautham added.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “MPs form WhatsApp group to assist Indian students in Ukraine”

  1. Questo says:

    As soon as the war started, Pakistani PM went to Russia to plan and evacuate Pakistani students from Ukraine, BJP is spreading fake news that Pakistanis are using Indian flags. The only thing BJP has done so far is to create a WhatsApp group so they can spread rumors. Those students who came to India saved themselves from their own efforts. Modi government is useless and busy in elections. China also has silently evacuated all their students. The entire world is lauding the Pakistani and Chinese regarding their efficiency!

  2. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    What a joke! What does a WhatsApp do when the Ukraine city in which these students live are bombarded with missiles?
    These 3 idiots shown in the photograph, should take a look at where Kharkiv city is, which as the largest number of Indian students? It is right near the Russian border, on the way, which is clogged with 40 miles of Russian tanks and armour carriers. One by one Ukrainian cities are reduced into a rubble.
    PM Modi and his Foreign minister Jaishankar have let down Indian students. While all Western countries who have people have airlifted them, the Indian government have let these students down badly. Mysuru district minister? He would not know where Ukraine is. Why India alone has these many students there? Because, the casteism-based reservations means these students failed get into the courses they wanted and hence have taken this risk.
    These students who have taken shelter in the underground stations, need food, water etc.. and how does WhatsApp help?
    India abstained in the latest UN General Assembly , not voting for the resolution which condemned Russia for causing the humanitarian disaster in Ukraine, thus further enraging the native Ukrainians. They will not help Indian students.
    Corrupt India. Corrupt central and state governments. These 3 idiots can do nothing to save these poor students.
    The Western countries are very angry with Modi. You will see the effect of it in the months to come.

  3. Adarsh Kumar says:

    From we have learnt from reliable sources the Indian Embassy staff is missing in action. Our Indian students are taking shelter in the Pakistani Embassy, where they are provided shelter and food. The first thing these MPs have to do would be get the Indian Embassy to remain open and ask the staff get to work, rather than having a whatsapp group. Of course they love whatsapp, we know they have used it immense to spread false news and propaganda, especially our rising star Tejasvi.

  4. ಬೋರಣ್ಣ says:

    ಶ್ರೀಮಾನ್ಯ ಮನ್ ಕಿ ಬಾತ್ ಅವರು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ತಗೊಬೇಕು. ಪಾಪ ಯುವ ಎಂಪಿಗಳು ಒಂದು ಸದುದ್ದೇಶದಿಂದ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸಾವಿರಾರು ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಂಡುಬರುವುದು ಒಂದು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಕೆಲಸವಲ್ಲ.
    ಸಂಹಂಧವಿಲ್ಲದ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ಒಟ್ಟುಗೂಡಿಸಿ ರಕ್ತದೊತ್ತಡ ಉಲ್ಬಣಿಗೊಳ್ಳಬೇಡಿ. ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಜೋಪಾನ


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