Four Ministers to oversee evacuation from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo/PIB)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 28, 2022, said that India will also help other nationals who are stranded in Ukraine.
He chaired two-high level meetings to review the ongoing efforts under Operation Ganga to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine
Prime Minister Modi also appointed four senior union ministers as his Special Envoys, who would be travelling to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries to oversee the evacuation process named ‘Operation Ganga’
These Ministers are: Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, and Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Puri, Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiradtiya Scindia, and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation General (retd.) V K Singh.
“Guided by India’s motto of the world being one family, the Prime Minister stated that India will help people from neighbouring countries and developing countries who are stranded in Ukraine and may seek assistance,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a press release.
Prime Minister Modi also announced that the first consignment of relief supplies to Ukraine to deal with the humanitarian situation on Ukraine’s borders would be despatched on March 1, 2022.
Prime Minister Modi said that the entire government machinery is working round the clock to ensure that all Indian nationals there are safe and secure. (PW News)