Karnataka, 21st March: Darjeeling MP Raju Bista and Karnataka CM B. S. Yediyurappa extended a helping hand to rescue four nursing students, hailing from Darjeeling and Kalimpong, stranded in Karnataka amid the coronavirus outbreak.
On Saturday, the nursing students, studying in the Yelahanka city, posted a video thanking the respective Ministers and expressed their gratitude towards their swift action. In the video, the girls stated that after the Karnataka government, on March 13, directed for the shut down of malls, theatres, all educational institutes and commercial establishments to curb the spread of the coronavirus, they were informed by their Principal that they could stay in the hostel while the institution remained closed. But later, the students were asked to vacate the premises by Monday.
Due to the sudden direction, the students found themselves helpless as they wanted to return to their hometowns but could not afford the travel tickets. Panic struck, they contacted their friends and families back home for help.
During the course, they were able to contact Darjeeling MP Raju Bista, who immediately reached out to Karnataka CM B. S. Yediyurappa and urged to assist the students immediately. As per the girls, they were instantly contacted by CM's office, who provided all the help they needed. In the video, the students joined their hands together and thanked the Ministers and everyone for helping them go back home to their families.