Berhampur, May 4 (LocalWire): As many as 43 students from Ganjam district who were stranded in Kota in Rajasthan arrived here on Monday after a 50-hour bus journey.
Along with the students, the mothers of three students also arrived in the two buses.
The students hail from different areas of the district, including Berhampur, Digapahandi and Jarada.
The students were being coached for medical entrance, and were stranded in Kota due to the nation-wide lockdown.
Earlier, the parents of the students had urged the chief minister Naveen Patnaik to make arrangements for the safe return of their kids from Rajasthan.
“We had approached the district administration for the safe return of the children,” said Siba Prasad Rath, one of the parents.
He said that each of the parents had paid around Rs 6000 for transportation costs.
“We were very much worried when our kids were in Rajasthan. Now, we are very much happy, as they have returned,” he added.
“We were very much worried when the students of other states had left Kota via special buses arranged by their respective state governments,” said Bhubaneswari Rath, a student.
“Now, we are very happy after arriving in our home town,” she added.