New Delhi, May 20 : Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ch Anil Kumar said at the direction of party president Sonia Gandhi, DPCC on Wednesday arranged the journey of over 300 students from Delhi to Kerala, who were stranded here due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, by the Shramik Express.
“Delhi Congress will bear the train fares of these students, besides providing them food packets and water. Delhi Congress, at the advice of AICC General Secretary K.C.Venugoal, had last week setup a Help Desk and appointed K.N.Jayaraj and K.P. Vinod Kumar to coordinate with these students to facilitate their return to their home State Kerala. The National Students Union of India office-bearers also pitched in to help the Kerala students’ journey,” he said.
Mr Kumar said these Kerala students were studying in the various universities and colleges in the National Capital and the lockdown forced them to vacate their hostel rooms with nowhere to stay and no money for personal expenses, when the Delhi Congress, at the direction of Ms Gandhi, stepped in to make their travel arrangements to Kerala.
He said that Delhi Congress has been facilitating the travel of migrant workers to their home States as well as providing them wholesome meals as the Kejriwal Government in Delhi and the Modi Government did nothing for these harassed people. Mr Kumar also said that the ‘Congress Ki Rasoi’, spread across Delhi serving nutritious meals to the poor people ever since the Covid-19 lockdown in the Capital, will be dedicated to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi’s martyrdom day tomorrow as Rajivji had sacrificed his life for the unity and integrity of the country, and for the uplift and welfare of the people, particularly the poor and the downtrodden. (UNI)