Hemant writes to PM Modi: Appreciates evacuation efforts in Ukraine, urges necessary directions to enable students complete medical education

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailing the Centre’s effort in ensuring the evacuation of Indian Students trapped in Ukraine and has urged him to give necessary direction to the concerned ministry to take appropriate steps enabling such students to complete their higher education in India.

Through the letter, the Chief Minister has tried to draw the attention of the Prime Minister to the plight of the students who have returned from Ukraine. He said that Russian invasion of Ukraine suddenly interrupted their studies and it was only due to the intervention of the Prime Minister that they could be rescued back home safely. He said that more than 180 such students have returned to Jharkhand. “ I convey my very sincere gratitude to you for your efforts in ensuring the evacuation of Indian students trapped in war-affected Ukraine,” he wrote in the letter.

He said that having come back home safely an uncertain future now seems to stare at them. At present there does not seem any possibility of the Ukraine war ending soon there is thus no hope for them to return to Ukraine for pursuing their studies. He said that a large number of students pursuing higher studies in educational institutions were enrolled in courses in Medical Education.

Many of them have already completed the first, the second year of their course curriculum now in the context of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and uncertainty over the restoration of normalcy future of these students remains extremely uncertain and this is causing immense mental hardship to such students and their family members.

He pointed out that there have been demands that the government must take tangible steps to get them admitted to the medical colleges in India, questions have been raised on the issue in the last session of the Parliament and it has been learnt that the Supreme Court of India has also directed the competent authority to take appropriate measures in the matter but so far there has been no specific instructions from Government of India or the National Medical Commission. “In view of the above, I would urge you to kindly consider the plight of these students sympathetically and give necessary direction to the concerned ministry to take appropriate steps enabling such students to complete their higher education in India.”

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