Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishra has been a real-life hero for many, engrossed in top-notch social work activities ever since the lockdown has come into force. Not only has he assisted people in medical emergencies, but also helping stranded migrants and students who are desperate to get back to home State- Odisha.

Around 80 students from Odisha pursuing B.Ed in Sanskrit at Jaipur, Rajasthan had been stuck there in panic after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the students belonging to Cuttack- Rojalin Mishra- took to Twitter and urged Sabyasachi to help in their homecoming.

The actor immediately swung into action to facilitate their return and held talks with officials of both Odisha & Rajasthan governments. Almost after 9 days, the mission was accomplished.

He managed to arrange two buses from Baripada and Bhubaneswar with prior permission of both the governments to bring the students back. Adequate passes were issued; medical screening of the students apart from sanitisation of buses was done before they boarded the buses on Thursday.

"A few days ago, these Odia Students from Rajasthan requested me on Twitter to rescue them. I don't know how, but God helped me in making this a successful mission. I've arranged two buses from Baripada and Bhubaneswar, sent them to Rajasthan, and arranged all passes and permission. Sufficient dry food with water has also been arranged for the two-and-half-day travel. Finally they have started their journey," expressed an elated Sabyasachi.

He further informed that their registration process is complete. All official documentation for quarantine after reaching and social distancing norms is taken care of, he said while extending his gratitude to Odisha and Rajasthan governments, the bus owners and drivers, and all those who pitched in.

See the smiles around...

The Mumbaikars too have a messiah for migrants in Sonu Sood. The actor first opened his Juhu hotel for the corona-warriors who were unable to go home for the safety of their family. Since the migrant chapter unfolded, Sonu Sood has fed over 45000 migrants on the streets. He has also provided buses with necessary permission for their return. Till now, he has helped over 2500 migrants get back to their home States and the number is counting.

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