Lankan students in Agra heave sigh of relief, families safe
The Kendriya Hindi Sansthaan in Agra is a premiere institute of India. It is a magnet for students from around the world interested in learning Hindi.
There are several students in this institute who are from Sri Lanka and in the aftermath of the bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, they are worried about their country and their relatives' well-being.
Taking immediate action to help these students, the institute's administration has arranged for direct communication between the students and their parents and relatives.
Three teachers of the institute had also gone to the study centre in Sri Lanka to conduct examinations. Their families were only satisfied when they spoke to them directly on phone.
KHS director NK Pandey told IndiaToday.in that there are 17 Sri Lankan students who are studying in the KHS, Agra. The institute runs a study centre in Colombo and another in Kandy where 400 students are registered and they have examinations on April 28 and 29. Umapati Dixit, Anupam Srivastava and Jogendra Meena have gone to Sri Lanka from Agra to conduct examinations from Agra. The institute has confirmed that they are well and safe.
Several women students of the institute who are from Sri Lanka told IndiaToday.in that they have been able to contact their families in Sri Lanka after a brief communication delay and they are all right.
According to the available information, every year 20 students come from Sri Lanka to this institute to study and they have contacted their parents about their well being through social media.
Kendriya Hindi Sansthaan was set up in 1960 to spread and support the Hindi language. It is run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and is headquartered in Agra.
It has regional centres in Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Dimapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Mysuru and Shillong.