Indian students stranded in US are Safe


Indian-American hoteliers have come forward to rescue the stranded indian students in the US following implementation of lockdown measures in the country in response to the rapidly-spreading Covid19 pandemic, offering them free accommodation and free meals. With the students scrambling for a roof over their heads after being asked to vacate their hostels and india banning international flights for a week from march 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic, more than 6,000 rooms in nearly 700 hotels were offered to them by wednesday following a call from the indian embassy.


The indian Embassy have been running a round-the-clock helpline since last week for the students in the US, who number over 2,50,000. Most of these hotels offered are in and around universities and colleges, but the hotel owners from across the country have come up in large numbers to the call given by community leaders, who have roped in Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) for the purpose.


India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said, "It is heartening to see that Indian; Indian-American and other hotel owners are coming forward to help people with accommodation in these testing times. Together we can overcome the fight against COVID19!" "The indian community has come together to help the student and many hotel owners have offered their rooms free of cost to them. Many of them are also offering free meals to these students," Chicago-based community leader Nirav patel told 

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