GUWAHATI, May 20 - Central Guwahati Development Committee, a non-governmental organisation, today arranged to send a group of stranded pilgrims from Darbangha district in Bihar by a special train to their hometown.
These people were forced to stay back in Guwahati due to enforcement of the lockdown in the entire country from March 24. They had come to visit the Kamakhya Temple on March 18 and were supposed to go back on March 26. Majority of them are elderly people. The group also includes children below ten years.
The train tickets were handed over to the group by social activist Ajoy Dutta, chief advisor to the committee, in the presence of former Guwahati Mayor and president of the committee Mrigen Sarania and its general secretary Rajib Das.
Further, the committee, at the initiative of some volunteers, distributed food among needy people of Bonda as well as among the people who were leaving for Darbangha.