2 students from Goa arrived in Delhi from Ukraine
Two more Goan students, who were stranded in war-torn Ukraine, have reached New Delhi, as part of the evacuation mission.
With their return, overall 6 students from the Goa have been evacuated so far.
Of the 2 students that arrived from Ukraine, Karen Fernandes, a resident of Ponda, had arrived at New Delhi on Wednesday eveing and was received by the helpdesk set up by Goa Sadan at the airport.
Another Goan student, Anesca Fernandes, a resident of Borda Margao, arrived at New Delhi on Thursday morning after taking a flight from Ukraine's neighbour Romania.
Despite the bombing, Anesca and her friends managed to reach Romania with great difficulty and then caught a flight to India last night. Her father, Milton Fernandes, said Anesca had taken refuge in a bunker during the constant bombardment from Russian forces.
"She was living in western Ukraine. She was due to leave Ukraine on February 26. But by then the war had broken out and she was stuck there," Milton Fernandes told Gomantak Times
Another 20-year-old Goan student, Sudhanshu Shashank Salgude, a resident of Honda in Sattari, reached new Delhi on Wednesday morning. He has decided to stay back in Delhi for some personal work.
"We had arranged for him to stay in the Goa House but he preferred to live separately with one of his friends," said NRI director Anthony D'Souza.
The Goa Sadan in Delhi has arranged a helpdesk at the Delhi Airport to assit students with formalities on the their return and help them book their tickets to book their flights to Goa. The returness are given an option to stay at Goa Sadan if they wish.
According to the NRI commissioner's office, two more Goan students, Julifa Gomes from Benaulim, andMihir Deshpande from Dabolim, have boarded a flight from Romania and are expected to arrive in India on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Jomarc Dias, 22, a resident of Curtorim, has now arrived in Poland while four other students have arrived in Hungary.
The Indian embassy in the war-torn city of Kharkiv is trying to evacuate Jaden Pereira from Banawali, who was stranded on a train bound for Liv.
Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said the Indian Air Force and Indian carriers will operate a total of 19 evacuation flights with 3,726 Indians on Thursday.