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Indian expats from Kuwait express gratitude to govt on return

KUWAIT CITY, May 13: Stranded Indian nationals who traveled to Chennai from Kuwait expressed gratitude to the Indian government for the Vande Bharat mission.

One of the women at the Kuwait airport before departure to India

Anushuya Baskar, native from Karaikudi, Tamilnadu living in Kuwait and 7 months pregnant, she was having some difficulties and wanted to go back to India on medical grounds. But due to the current issues she was not able to travel back to India, according to Express News Service.

Once the Indian government announced the Vande Bharat mission, she registered on the embassy website to return back to India and she got the ticket and she and her 2 year old son travelled to Chennai.

After completing the procedure to travel at the airport, she thanked the Indian Government, officials from the Indian Embassy, Kuwait and Air India.

Another pregnant lady Suganthi Swaminathannative from Pondicherry, whose husband was not able to come back to Kuwait from India due to the current lockdown. She and her children were struggling in Kuwait and she wanted to travel back to India to unite with her husband. Mr. Mathi, General Secretory, IndainFrontliners (IFL) , (who is currently in India) coordinated with Indian Embassy to send back these 2 pregnant ladies.

Upon his recommendation the Indian Embassy officials considered their request and allocated them tickets to travel on the first flight to Chennai. Stranded Indians who flew back to India got emotional after reaching the airport, following arrangements by the Indian Embassy for their repatriation.

They expressed relief and gratitude for finally getting to return home. They are very happy that they got the chance to go in the first flight itself. Thanks to the Indian government and Indian embassy in Kuwait for providing opportunity to the genuine cases.

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