Though this is not the right time to play blame-game, I personally feel that the death and the physical and mental stress undergone by our students in Ukraine could have been averted if our Government had acted on time. It was not as if the war broke out one midnight suddenly. It was looming around for quite some time and it was known to the authorities that a war is imminent. They should have taken action to evacuate our students or should have asked them to return before the war erupted. I don't think any government is unaware of the possible difficulties that would come up in evacuating our people from a war zone. Not that it is impossible but the trauma and pressure could have been avoided if it was done earlier. If I am not mistaken, many countries, including the US, had asked their students to get back well before the war started. What were we waiting for? In addition to this, the government also failed to regulate the airline rates before the war because due to the high rates, which was increased when the war was about to start, students who wanted to return on their own found it difficult due to financial constraints.
All that apart, the point put forth by the unfortunate father of the student who got killed needs to be thought about seriously. He said that his son who was an intelligent student had to be sent abroad for studies due to the high fees and donations prevailing in the professional education sector in India.
# Mohan, please desist from coming up with such childish responses just to save the face of the party for which you have a blind infatuation.
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