After Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Himachal students studying in universities of different cities are stuck there. There is an atmosphere of fear in everyone. Relatives are calling them and getting information from moment to moment. The students are pleading for their safe evacuation. Students who have not yet been able to leave from there are hiding in hostels and homes. They are forbidden to go out. Access to ATMs has also been stopped. While some students have returned safely on Thursday.
The government has asked the Central Government to make arrangements to bring home 130 students from Himachal, who are stranded in Ukraine.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said the government was in regular touch with the Centre to facilitate the airlifting of the students. The highest number of 25 youths is from Mandi, 19 from Bilaspur, 16 each from Una and Hamirpur, 13 from Kangra, 11 from Solan, eight each from Shimla and Chamba, seven from Kullu, five from Sirmaur and two from Baddi.
The families of the students are repeatedly approaching the district administration to facilitate their return. Meanwhile, the government has asked residents to share information of family members and friends in Ukraine at CM helpline 1100
MBBS trainees have been stunned by the loud bomb blasts being carried out by Russia around the hostel of the National Medical University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In the morning the sound of explosions was coming. The bombing intensified later in the afternoon.