28 Meghalaya students return from Sikkim

Govt makes effort to bring back pilgrims stranded in Bethlehem

Shillong, Oct 7: Twenty eight Meghalaya students from Sikkim, who were stuck due to natural calamity reached Shillong on Saturday evening thanks to the effort of the state government.

An official statement said that 27 students are from the Himalayan Pharmacy Institute and one is from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.


The students appreciated the state government’s efforts for their safe return to the state.

The state government had activated the helpline number 1800-345-3644 for citizens of Meghalaya who may require assistance due to the natural calamity in Sikkim.

Students and citizens of the state can call the helpline number 1800-345-3644 for assistance they may need related to the  calamity.

Further, in case of emergency students can contact the following officers for coordination and redressal of issues: A.Ali , Additional Director of Higher and Technical Education , Govt of Meghalaya  Contact no:98630 63305

2. F.B Ramsiej , Deputy Director Higher and Technical Education , Government of Meghalaya Contact No:7005037347.

Status of pilgrims 

Twenty seven citizens of Meghalaya who traveled for pilgrimage to Jerusalem are stuck in Bethlehem due to the tension between Israel and Palestine, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted on Saturday.

“I am in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure their safe passage back home”, Conrad, who is camping in New Delhi, said.

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