Monday, July 13, 2020

GCC carries out commendable Mission Vande Bharat for repatriating stranded Goans

Kuwait: Mission Vande Bharat - repatriation flight to Goa took off on July 12 at 1.00 pm from Kuwait International airport.
The flight was arranged through the efforts of the Goan Cultural Centre (GCC) and especially its president Carmo Santos working in close coordination with the Indian Embassy, Directorate of NRI Affairs - Goa, and airline authorities in Kuwait.
It should be noted that the Goan Cultural Centre is the only Goan association registered with the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.
The flight was the first under the Mission Vande Bharat to help people stranded in Kuwait to return home amid the pandemic; GoAir airline based in Mumbai was the flight carrier.
As many as 15 amnesty-seeking Goans confined to camps since March 2020 were on board the flight, apart from a woman who was in prison, and a sick man in hospital.

Most of the other 145 passengers on board had lost their jobs, had their work-hours reduced, or had their businesses affected due to the impact of COVID-19.

The Vande Bharat Mission was made possible mainly because of the untiring efforts of the GCC president, Carmo Santos, and Agnello A S Fernandes, and strong support rendered by Anthony D’Souza – director, NRI Affairs – Goa, Valencio Rodrigues – Goa, Rajesh Venugopal - Kapico Tours & Travels, GoAir and the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.
Ranvir Bharati, a second secretary to the Indian Embassy was present at the airport to monitor the proceedings.
13/07/20 daijiworld
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