TN pilgrims stranded in Nepal return safe

A total of 19 pilgrims from Tamil Nadu, who were stranded in Nepal due to rains, were brought back safely to New Delhi on Thursday. Efforts were on by the state government to ensure that they reach Chennai by evening the same day.
TN pilgrims stranded in Nepal return safe


Thirty Indians, including 19 pilgrims from Kancheepuram, who went on a trip to Nepal, requested the state and central governments for their safe return as they were stranded in the Himalayan Kingdom following heavy rains a few days ago.
19-member crew from TN 
Gopinath of Thirukalimedu in Kancheepuram headed the 19-member crew that left to Nepal on July 20. They had been to the Mukthinath mountain on July 24 as part of the trip, after which they had planned to return to India.
Efforts by the Chief Minister 
While nine of them returned to the Indian border, the remaining 10 from the State, along with 20 others from the country, were stranded in the mountain due to the rains and the subsequent landslides. Though they were safe there, Gopi requested the state and the central government to take necessary action to rescue them from there at the earliest. Following this, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa ordered officials to get in touch with the officials of the Indian Embassy in Nepal.  Thanks to her efforts, the stranded passengers have landed in New Delhi and was scheduled to reach here later in the day.

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