J&K hostellers reach their destinations, praise efforts of JMI authorities and MHRD

New Delhi: A total of 22 hostellers (13 boys, 9girls) from Jammu & Kashmir in Jamia Millia Islamia have been sent back to their homes in a special bus arranged by the university in the wake of lockdown due to COVID-19.
The step has been taken in close coordination with J&K administration with active support of MHRD particularly Shri Amit Khare, Secretary(Higher Education) in the ministry. Chief Secretary, J&K and Resident Commissioner, J&K in New Delhi also gave his full support in sending students back to their homes.
Since the university is closed and all teaching are being conducted online due to the lockdown, students staying in hostels mainly from Bihar,Jharkhand,UP and other states are desperate to go back home and asking the university to take necessary steps in this regard.
The students from J&K had left for Srinagar in a special bus arranged by the university on 10th May2020. They were accompanied by 2 ex-army men security guards of the university.
On arrival in Srinagar they were quarantined in line with government’s SOP and medical tests for Corona virus were conducted. Most of the students have gone back to their homes after their test were found negative while the results of a few students are still awaited.
On their way to Srinagar also students went through the medical scanning at three points. The complete quarantine enforced by the university during their stay in hostels has helped students not being effected by the virus.
Students have written heartworming messages to university authorities thanking them, MHRD and J&K administration including the Chief Secretary for continuous help and support received during their stay in hostels and their journey to J&K ( Messages of some students attached).
Under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar, Registrar Mr.
A.P.Siddiqui(IPS), OSD Administration Mr. Tanvir Z.Ali (Retired IAS), DSW Prof. Mehtab
Alam, Chief Proctor Prof. Waseem A. Khan, Provosts of boys and girls hostels, wardens and other administrative officers worked as a team for the safe and smooth travel of students.
A large number of students were in JMI hostels when the lockdown was announced. Considering the safety and security of students the university asked all hostellers to stay within the hostel campus and did not allow them to go out. The university authorities ensured continual hostel and mess facility, and any other assistance asked by the hostellers.
JMI administration is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the hostellers reach their homes safely. The students are requested not to believe on any social media post or messages without proper verification from the university.
The university is also in touch with officials of other state governments, whose students are staying in hostels, to send them back home.
The cooperation and support of our students and all other stakeholders is crucial in the
university’s resolve for protecting its students from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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