At least 8 persons- all teachers and students from 5 states and stranded in Mizoram– on Tuesday sought the Governor PS Sreedharana Pilla’s assistance to facilitate their return, Raj Bhavan sources said.
The sources said that the teachers and students from Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Kerala called on the governor and apprised him of their problems.
They told the Governor that they are stranded in Mizoram due to cancellation and postponement of flights and some of them were running out of cash.
They urged the governor to facilitate their return to their respective states at the earliest, the sources said.
Pillai on his part assured them of all possible help and told them that they should wait for a few days as some airports were yet to open.
He said that the whole world and every person, no matter rich or poor, are equally affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.
“We have to make a collective effort to overcome this crisis,” he said.
Pillai also said that unlike others the Raj Bhavan in Mizoram is open to those, who need shelter and assistance.
He said that the Raj Bhavan could be reached over the phone by the needy persons at any time.
The Governor has provided shelter to four of the stranded people, who could not pay the hotel bill, at the Raj Bhavan since Monday.
The Raj Bhavan also provided food to students lodged at IIMC Hostel at Ramrikawna in Aizawl every day.