Dharamshala: The rapid spread of Wuhan-originated COVID 19 in India has left many of our students stranded in different parts of the cities in India.
As in the most recent case of Varanasi being declared a Red Zone, our students studying at Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies Sarnath started feeling anxious and approached the Department of Education (DOE) CTA to help them to safely bring back to their home.
DOE immediately responded by first issuing thorough guidance to the Student Welfare Association President on how to avail e-pass and connected them with Tibetan Settlement Office, Dharamsala for a recommendation letter to enter Kangra district.
After availing the e-pass and going through a thorough medical examination of the 7 students comprising 5 girls and 2 boys, they started their journey via a specially chartered minibus on the early morning of 22 May. They reached safely on May 23 midnight in Dharamsala.
To ensure their safety and for timely updates, DOE was live tracking their journey.
On their arrival here at 10.15 pm, the students were received at the CTA’s institutional quarantine centre by Sambhota Tibetan School Director, Tsering Dhondup and Tenzin Dorjee from the Department of Education.
They were provided with dinner and were ensured of comfortable and safe stay for the students.
Health Secretary Palden Dhondup visited on Saturday and distributed thermometers to each one of them.
He advised them to make the best use of the time to concentrate on their studies and to avoid stress and anxiety. He also instructed them to abide by the quarantine norms.
Kunsang one of the student representatives expressed her gratitude to CTA for providing them with all the support in bringing them safely home and also thanked DoE for providing them with monetary help for travel expenses of INR 5000 each.
-Filed by Department of Education