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Musician helps stranded Assamese people return home

By ABINASH KALITA
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GUWAHATI, May 17 - Musician Manash Robin has helped a group of 41 Assamese people who were stranded in Telangana since the lockdown, to reach home after getting a request on the social media.

Unable to get any help from the government, a member of the group had approached the musician, seeking help through Facebook.

�One of the members of the group had given me a Facebook message asking for help on April 30. In the initial period, I told them to stay where they were as the government had taken several measures to bring back the stranded migrants and students to the State. But later, they informed me that most of them were not benefited by the schemes or any help being provided to them by the State government,� Robin said.

The group members � all of them are working in private factories � reached Guwahati this evening after covering a distance of nearly 2,500 km.

�The group also includes pregnant women and children. I have been in regular touch with them. The group had decided to come to their native places by bus. I supported their decision and helped them in arranging a bus which cost more than Rs 4.15 lakh to travel to the State. Moreover, they also paid around Rs 30,000 at the toll gates,� he added.

The musician further said it is very sad that despite the government boasting about many schemes for the migrants, a lot of people are not getting any benefit.

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Musician helps stranded Assamese people return home

GUWAHATI, May 17 - Musician Manash Robin has helped a group of 41 Assamese people who were stranded in Telangana since the lockdown, to reach home after getting a request on the social media.

Unable to get any help from the government, a member of the group had approached the musician, seeking help through Facebook.

�One of the members of the group had given me a Facebook message asking for help on April 30. In the initial period, I told them to stay where they were as the government had taken several measures to bring back the stranded migrants and students to the State. But later, they informed me that most of them were not benefited by the schemes or any help being provided to them by the State government,� Robin said.

The group members � all of them are working in private factories � reached Guwahati this evening after covering a distance of nearly 2,500 km.

�The group also includes pregnant women and children. I have been in regular touch with them. The group had decided to come to their native places by bus. I supported their decision and helped them in arranging a bus which cost more than Rs 4.15 lakh to travel to the State. Moreover, they also paid around Rs 30,000 at the toll gates,� he added.

The musician further said it is very sad that despite the government boasting about many schemes for the migrants, a lot of people are not getting any benefit.

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