Modi sir, Jagan Anna please take us from Ukraine to India, say stranded AP natives
Deccan Chronicle.| V. Kamalakara Rao
AP government has appointed two special officers to coordinate with the Centre, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine and the Telugu students
People from neighboring Ukraine, rest at a train station hall that was turned into an accommodation center in Przemysl, Poland. (Photo: AP)
Visakhapatnam: Some hundred plus Andhra Pradesh natives, mainly students enrolled in medical and engineering colleges, have sent SOS to the Indian authorities including Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy – seeking immediate help for their safe return to India.
Vizag girl Srija studying MBBS at Kharkiv in Ukraine said on Thursday, "Our situation here is horrible. There is no food, no water. I requested Modi sir, Jagan Anna to please get all of us out of this conflict zone to India as early as possible."
Another student Nampally Prasad said the communication network is no more operational. "There is no internet service at many places to get updates on what’s going around us. All the Ukraine nationals including the Indians here come on to the roads immediately after the sounds of fighter planes were heard from the sky from 4 am on Thursday."
Prasad said the power supply got snapped everywhere for all of Thursday and there was no hint as to when the supply will be restored.
"What will happen, we do not know. Our phones too may lose connection any time now. I request my parents and friends in India through this newspaper, not to worry. We will be back soon with updates," said another student Ajith.
The AP government appointed two special officers to coordinate with the Centre, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine and the Telugu students for their safe return to the country.
When contacted, state special officer for international cooperation, Sharma said, "We are in touch with the embassy and all other official networks upon directions from the CM to ensure the safety of Andhra natives caught in the conflict zone. All our people are safe."
According to the AP Non-Resident Telugu Society (APNRTS), a government entity, more than 100 students were registered with it and they had shared their contact details. Most of them were from Guntur, Krishna, Visakhapatnam, Kadapa, West Godavari and Chittoor.