CTA brings home 5th batch of stranded Tibetan students
So far, around 87 students have been brought from Baroda to their home states
Dharamshala: The Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration CTA brought home the fifth batch of stranded Tibetan students comprising of 15 from Baroda who like many others in the city had to be evacuated in the wake of the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Tibetan Health Minister Choekyong Wangchuk, who’s also the chair of the CTA COVID-19 Task-Force said, “Earlier this month, Tibetan students studying in Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda were notified by the university authorities to vacate the hostel and return to their home states as part of the state’s measures to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19. And as the students turned to the CTA for help, the Education department immediately sprang into action.”
He added that so far, the Department has been able to bring around 87 students from Baroda to their home states.
The first batch comprising of 29 students safely reached Dehradun on 10 May. The second batch of two students reached Mainpat, Chattisgarh on 12 May. In the third batch of 10 students reached Leh, Ladakh on Sunday, 17 May. The fourth batch of 27 students heading to Arunachal Pradesh reached their homes on 18 May.
“Of the total 19 students from the fifth batch, 15 arrived here at Dharamshala on Tuesday and four were received at Delhi on Monday,” minister added. All students are being put on 14 days quarantine period in their native places.
Health Minister Choekyong Wangchuk added that the Task-Force gave each student a thermometer to monitor any symptoms of COVID-19. The students were safely checked into the well-furnished quarantine facility which was divided into separate quarters for boys and girls and a stocked kitchen with a cook to provide the students with healthy and timely meals.
Education Secretary Karma Singey advised the students to abide by the quarantine norms and Additionally, he referred them to chanting prayers to calm the mind.