Smriti Irani Welcomes Returnees from Ukraine in Four Languages
Union Minister Smriti Irani met with Indians who had been evacuated from war-torn Ukraine on Wednesday. She extended her greetings in four regional languages: Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, and Marathi.
Several Union Ministers were seen on Wednesday greeting Indian nationals returning home from war-torn Ukraine via special flights arranged as part of Operation Ganga. Some were also seen shouting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” (Long live mother India) and “Vande Mataram” (Praise to the Motherland). Similarly, Union Minister Smriti Irani was seen greeting students in four different regional languages inside an IndiGo Airlines aircraft. The minister can be heard speaking in Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, and Marathi in the video, which was shared by news agency ANI.
“Welcome back to your home!” Your families are anticipating your arrival with bated breath. As a result, I won’t take much time. We are thankful that our prayers were heard. You have demonstrated exceptional bravery in the most trying of circumstances. “Let us also thank the flight crew,” the minister said to applause from the passengers. Smriti Irani chanted, “Bharat Mata ki Jai.”
The Centre has launched Operation Ganga to rescue Indians from Ukraine, which has been under full-fledged Russian attack. As Ukraine closed its airspace due to the threat of an airstrike, the government was forced to devise an alternative plan to rescue the thousands of Indians who were stranded in various Ukrainian cities.
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