Monday, May 29, 2023

Meghalaya starts evacuating students and civilians from riot-hit Manipur


The Meghalaya government has started evacuating students and civilians from riot-hit Manipur, State Law Minister Dr. Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh said on Friday. “Sixty-four students were evacuated from Imphal airport to Guwahati airport in Assam as on Friday. Eight more students will be evacuated on Saturday morning, while another 36 more will be evacuated on Sunday,” Lyngdoh said.
She said the process to evacuate students and civilians from Meghalaya will continue till normalcy returns in that state.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, “We are bringing back our stranded citizens through regular flights and chartered flights with special permission, who wish to return to Meghalaya. We are working closely with the Union and State governments, security agencies to ensure that all necessary arrangements are made for the safe return of our students and citizens.” The Meghalaya government has engaged special flights to bring back home the stranded people from Manipur.
“So far, 50 students from the Agriculture University, 10 students from the Food Technology Institute, 25 members of the Lajong football team, and others have been brought from Manipur through these special flights,” a government statement read.
“The government of Meghalaya, in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Home Affairs, Director General Assam Rifles, Ministry of Civil Aviation, and private airlines, took all essential safety precautions to guarantee the passengers’ safety throughout flight,” officials said.
More than 25 citizens are on the way to Meghalaya via Guwahati today through different flights. Along with flights, special buses are also bringing over 60 students to Meghalaya.
A delegation of three officials led by Health Minister, Ampareen M Lyngdoh, West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police, Viveknanda Singh Rathore and others has travelled to Imphal for supporting the evacuation process.
Meghalaya government has also launched a helpline number (1800-345-3644) for citizens who may require further assistance.

Don't Miss

AR conducts cleanliness drive, blood donation

In efforts to contribute in preserving and promoting healthy and clean environment under theme Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, Assam Rifles battalion under the aegis of...

3 schools in Zunheboto launch ‘No Tobacco Club’

A “District No Tobacco Club” under the motto, “Rejuvenation” was launched on May 27 at Cornerstone Higher Secondary School, Immanuel Higher Secondary School and...

Awareness training & PBR verification drive

One day awareness training on People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) and the process of its verification was organised by Nagaland State Biodiversity Board (NSBB) on...

Programme for senior citizens

A joint programme on the theme, “programmes to build intergenerational relationships between child, youths and senior citizens” was organised on May 26 by Tribal...

Gov for strong bond between Nagas & Gorkhas

Nagaland Governor La Ganesan on Sunday expressed hoped that the bond of friendship between the Gorkha community of Nagaland and the Nagas would grow...

Kerala Samajam Dimapur felicitates HSLC state topper

Kerala Samajam Dimapur (KSD) on Sunday felicitated the HSLC topper, Christy Paul Mathew and other meritorious students from the Malayalee community in the recently...

UC observes ‘Intl Day of Action for Women’s Health’

Women Development Cell and Student Counselling Centre, Unity College Dimapur observed “International Day of Action for Women’s Health” under the theme, “Our Voices, Our...

Caught in a bind

Souring democracy