An organisation of Indian Expats in UAE expedited the repatriation of 350 Indian nationals from the Purvanchal region. SpiceJet’s chartered flights flew to Lucknow and Jaipur on 19 and 20 June, from RAK International Airport. More flights are planned for Indian cities of Gaya, Guwahati, Kolkata and Varanasi in the immediate future, a press release by Purvanchal Pravasi Milan (PPM) said.
The organisation is spearheaded by investment banker and entrepreneur Saikat Kumar.
“This initiative would not have been possible without the approval and support from H.E. Mr. Vipul, The Consulate General of India, Mr. Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, Mr. Sanjay Khanna, CEO, RAK International Airport, Mr. Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Chief Secretary (Home), Government of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Babulal Marandi, Opposition Leader Government of Jharkhand, Mr. Sunil Tiwari Ranchi, Political Advisor to Opposition Leader (Jharkhand), Regional Actress (Purvanchal) and Social activist Kanak Pandey and the relentless efforts of young PPM members,” commented Kumar.
“Purvanchal Pravasi Milan (PPM) will continue to determine other actions that we can take to address the needs of our compatriots needing help. Big or small, every act of kindness counts. Every assistance is a tangible demonstration of just how much in solidarity we are with them,” Kumar added.
PPM was founded with the vision to have a cultural, traditional, and financial amalgamation of the three prominent regions of Eastern India – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
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