Dhenkanal: Twenty two Class-IX Navodaya Vidyalaya students from Parjang block in Dhenkanal district are stuck in Bihar amid the coronavirus lockdown. Their family members have sought government intervention to bring them back.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Principal Narsingh Kar, said students from Hindi-speaking states go on study tours to non-speaking ones and vice-versa every year. While 14 boys and eight girls went to Bihar, 21 students also came to Sarang from that state.
The students’ exams got over on March 20 and they were expected to arrive at their homes by March 24.
The issue has been discussed with the regional Navodaya Vidyalaya deputy commissioner. The students are said to be safe in Bihar. Children from there are also being taken care of in Dhenkanal, Principal Kar said.
Some of the parents also met Dhenkanal Collector Bhumesh Chandra Behera in this connection and even informed Dhenkanal MP Mahesh Sahu.
However, the administrationhas advised the parents to wait until the situation gets normal and the travel curbs are lifted.