RJD mocks PM Modi for batting for local education; lists the children of ministers who study abroad

Mocking Prime Minister Modi’s call for the private sectors to invest in medical education, RJD pointed out on Saturday that many children of Union ministers are studying at foreign universities. Listing ministers like Piyush Goyal, Prakasha Javadekar, Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Jitendra Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman, RJD mocked Prime Minister Modi for championing local medical education. The issue of young Indian students studying medicine abroad has arisen as India evacuates more than 18,000 students from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

RJD mocks PM Modi for batting for local education

Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi presented a webinar on how this year’s budget supports building a robust health system. Calling for private investment in medicine, Prime Minister Modi pointed out that Indian children were traveling abroad to small countries for medical studies, despite language barriers. India is currently undertaking ‘Operation Ganga’ to evacuate students across Ukraine via Romania and Hungary.

“Today our children are going to small countries for medical studies. They are going despite language problems. India’s wealth is flying out of our country. Can’t the private sector invest massively in this area? Can’t our state Government facilitate policies to set up such institutions. This will help us to recruit more doctors, paramedics and can meet the global demands,” said Prime According to reports, students prefer to travel to Ukraine for higher education due to its cheaper fees, better infrastructure and relaxed eligibility criteria.

India evacuates students from Ukraine

India began the evacuation of its stranded citizens with the first evacuation flight, AI1944, carrying 219 people from Bucharest to Mumbai on Saturday. Three more Air India flights returned to India via Bucharest, Budapest, bringing the total number of evacuees to 907. Students were advised to carry the Indian flag and contact the nearest embassies to assist authorities in facilitate their journey to the western borders of Ukraine.

Foreign Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar has held talks with the Foreign Ministers of Romania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia for the evacuation of Indians. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy regarding safe evacuation. Russia continues its offensive against Ukraine, closing in on Kiev, taking control of several cities, power stations, ports, destroying dams, residential buildings – causing unprecedented losses.

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