Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Thursday nominated four special representatives to assist in the evacuation of students from Odisha stranded in Ukraine due to the war in the region.
These special representatives will coordinate with the State’s Resident Commissioner and the respective countries to ensure smooth evacuation of students/ NRO’s from Ukraine, especially from border locations with neighbouring countries.
These special representatives are Vikramaditya, Vice-President, KIIT University and KISS University, (International Relation) for Poland, Arushi Ray, Senior TDPS Officer GLDC UNHCR for Hungary, Baishali Mohanty UN Policy Officer WFP Rome for Romania and Anurag Pattnaik, Based in Hungary, Consultant for Slovakia.
Notably, a number of students/ citizens from Odisha have crossed over to the neighboring countries like Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia from where they are being evacuated by the Ministry of External Affairs by special flights.
The Resident Commissioner Office New Delhi will be the nodal office for the purpose while the entire expenses for the purpose will be met out of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).