Berhampur, Dec 17 (LocalWire): A group of NCC cadets from Berhampur who were on their way to Shillong in Meghalaya to attend a national trekking camp are stranded in Guwahati for almost a week due to the agitation against Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam.
As many as 40 cadets and 25 school children from different districts under NCC Group Berhampur are in the group that was supposed to take part in the camp scheduled from 11-18 December.
The cadets from here, however, could not proceed from Assam due to the curfew imposed in Guwahati.
‘We could not attend the trekking camp due to the agiation in Assam,’ said Gopal Mishra, the NCC officer of City High School who accompanied the cadets.
He said all the cadets are in an Army camp at Narangi, near Guwahati.
Their return journey, scheduled for Thursday, is unlikely to commence as movement of trains have been affected by the protests held in different states.
‘The officers of the Second Odisha NCC Battalion, Gandhi Nagara are arranging for our safe return to Berhampur. Col. Ranjit Chako, officer of the Battalion is regularly in touch.
There is no cause to worry. We are safe in the Army camp and will return after train services return to normal,’ said Mishra.