600 people register online – Flights to Bangalore/ Mangalore within 10 days
BENGALURU, India, May 19: Honorable Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and former chief minister of Karnataka Sri D. V. Sadananda Gowda assured Kannadigas residing in Kuwait that Indian government will arrange flights to Bangalore/ Mangalore within 10 days for repatriation of 600 people who have registered online.
Various Karnataka associations in Kuwait have requested the Indian government to arrange flights from Kuwait for the people of Karnataka stranded in Kuwait having medical emergency issues, pregnant women, jobless Indians and those with expired visas in Kuwait.
In a video conference with Honorable Minister Gowda organized by Tulu Koota Kuwait on 16th May, Ramesh S. Bhandary, President of Tulu Koota Kuwait explained the situation of about 50,000 Kannadigas living in Kuwait and requested for repatriation of people affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaders of other associations participated in the meeting are Kuwait Kannada Koota Association’s Rajesh Vittal, Kuwait Canara Welfare Association’s Steven Rego, Karnataka Muslim Welfare Association’s Abdul Naser Khan, Kuwait Bhantara Sangha’s Guru Hegde, Kuwait Billava Sangha’s Krishna S. Pojari and Indian Muslim Association’s Jafar Sadik.