Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has welcomed 77 Ukraine-returnee Odia students, who have landed here at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Monday evening.
These students today returned to Odisha from New Delhi who were earlier evacuated from Ukraine with the help of the State Government.
“Welcome our students back to Odisha. It is a huge sigh of relief that our children have returned safely from war zone after spending harrowing time in the Russia-Ukraine war,” the Chief Minister said by using his twitter handle.
“We will continue our efforts to help rest of our students return home safely,” he assured.
Mr.Patnaik has interacted with the students and said that his government will make all efforts for continuance of their studies in India. The students and their parents also thanked the Chief Minister for his support.
Few days ago, Naveen had interacted in a video call with some of the students who had returned to the country with the help of the Odisha Government.
These students have been evacuated from the war-torn Ukraine through special bus arranged by the Odisha government. After that, they have returned to New Delhi by special flight engaged under Operation Ganga.
And, today, the State government has brought all them back to their home State through a special flight of AirAsia.
Yesterday, the Chief Minister had written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his urgent intervention with the National Medical Commission (NMC) and concerned ministries to facilitate continuance of the studies of the medical students returned from Ukraine in India from the stage from which their studies in Ukraine got disrupted.