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3 buses with 95 stranded Nagas moves from Punjab

Dimapur, May 27: Ninety-five stranded Nagas in three buses have moved from Punjab to Nagaland on May 26 last. Four Nagas preferred to stay back in Punjab.
According to Naga Students’ Union Phagwara (NSUP), the union in collaboration with pastor Tiakum Ozukum of NCF and his wife along with the assigned nodal officer Shanavas C, IAS, took the responsibility of arranging the buses for transporting the stranded Nagas in Punjab.
NSUP information & publicity secretary, Obed Jamir informed that keeping in mind the safety and comfort of the passengers, all the buses were properly sanitized with two drivers in each bus. Sufficient amount of edibles and mineral water bottles were provided to each of the 3 bus to last the entire journey. Face masks and gloves were also provided along with proper medical screening facility to ensure safety of the passengers, he said.
NSUP informed that the Bishop of Diocese of Amritsar, CNI, Rev. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy made food arrangements for the Nagas in Amritsar who were undergoing medical screening procedures before boarding the bus. Also, many donations were made by well wishers to help the passengers during the journey.
The travel expenses of all the returning passengers have been taken up by the Government of Nagaland and proper arrangement has been made to receive the returning passengers into the state. (Page News Service)