Over 3,000 JNV Students Returned Home Safely: HRD Minister
There was no “unpleasant event” during the journeys: Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on social media that more than 3,000 students studying in 173 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in different parts of the country have reached their homes safely, amidst COVID-19 lockdown. The JNVs are residential schools.
“Today, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya commissioner informed the ministry that more than 3,000 students studying in 173 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country have reached their homes safely during the COVID-19 lockdown,” Mr. Pokhriyal said on social media.
Mr. Pokhriyal also informed that there was no “unpleasant event” during the journeys and congratulated the JNV commissioner; state, and district commissioners for their contribution.
आज मंत्रालय में नवोदय विद्यालय समिति के आयुक्त द्वारा #Lockdown अवधि के दौरान देश के विभिन्न भागों में स्थित 173 जवाहर नवोदय विद्यालयों में रह रहे 3000 से अधिक विद्यार्थियों को सफलतापूर्वक उनके घर पहुंचाए जाने की जानकारी साझा की। यह एक विशेष उपलब्धि है। #IndiaFightsCoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/S50H7FaipG— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 21, 2020
Previously, the Ministry of Home Affairs, or MHA, ordered states and Union Territories to allow inter-state movement of stranded students by bus and train, during lockdown 2 and lockdown 3.
Different state governments, including Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Maharashtra arranged special buses to bring back students from Kota, Rajasthan, during lockdowns 2 and 3.
On May 13, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), hostellers from Jharkhand left for their homes on a special train.