Sunday, July 26, 2020

Delhi Public School Student in Sharjah And Businessman in UAE Help 68 Stranded Indians Fly Home Amid COVID-19

Donations made by a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian student and a businessmen helped 68 stranded Indians fly home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported.
The passengers were among 171 Indians from the northeast who were repatriated on the second direct flight from Dubai to Guwahati on Thursday, Gulf News reported on Friday.
Delhi Public School Sharjah Grade 8 student Ananya Srivastava broke her piggy bank to pay for two more passengers’ tickets.
“I was inspired when I heard about the group of volunteers collecting funds to send expats home who do not have the resources and the money. I desperately wanted to contribute but with my own effort and not with my parents’ money,” said the 13-year-old Indian national who was born in the UAE.
“I broke my piggy bank and collected my savings, around 3,000 dirhams, which will pay for two tickets.”
Meanwhile, Dubai-based businessman and head of the Ajmal Perfumes brand, Amiruddin Ajmal, donated 100,000 dirhams to pay for the tickets of 66 passengers who could not afford their repatriation tickets, community volunteers who facilitated the charter flight service said.
The Thursday flight was the second one after a FlyDubai chartered plane travelled for the first time from Dubai to Guwahati on July 3.
25/07/20 IANS/
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