Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Who’s this girl who rescued 800 Indian students from Ukraine?

Who is this girl who is said to be the “flying force” in rescuing many a stranded Indian students in Ukraine? 

Her name is Mahasweta Chakraborty from Kolkata, all of 24 years, who was responsible for operating flights from the borders of Ukraine, Poland and Hungary and rescuing more than 800 Indian students.

The Kolkata-based pilot is also the daughter of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) West Bengal Mahila Morcha President Tanuja Chakraborty. 

“Huge respect for her,” wrote BJP leader Priyanka Sharma from the state:

On Saturday, Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba had thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the evacuation of Nepali nationals from the conflict zone of Ukraine. As acknowledged by Nepalese PM Deuba, India under ‘Operation Ganga’ evacuated four Nepali nationals who reached their home country via India.

Prior to this, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for rescuing nine Bangladeshi nationals from Ukraine under Operation Ganga.

It was a Pakistani national who was the first to thank the Indian embassy in Kyiv and PM Modi for rescuing her amid the evacuation process for the Indians stranded in Ukraine amid the ongoing war. According to Government of India sources, apart from Nepalese, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis, even Tunisian students were rescued under Operation Ganga.

With the evacuation of the last 600 stranded students from the city of Sumy in Ukraine, the Indian Government successfully completed Operation Ganga. A total of 49 special flights were operated to bring back the Indian Students and citizens from war-torn Ukraine. The European nation has been under attack as Russia continues its military offensive on Day 18.

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