This is an experience/example. I feel we all must know/understand and learn a lesson how our young children are cheated in the name of providing/getting jobs, offshore jobs of merchant navy ,ship, cruise.
On 6thAugust 2019, I had taken a late night flight from Delhi to Mumbai. When I arrived, got down at Mumbai Airport in the late night of 6th August (7thAugust early morning) I saw a WhatsApp message from Shri Vijay Somaiya which read as:
The response received from Indian Embassy, Lebanon and concerned officers of the Indian Embassy are as under-
Response from the officer of Indian Embassy Mr. Sashi Kumar
I would certainly appreciate the promptness and sambedansilta of Shri J K Saoo, the Immigration Officer of External Affairs Ministry having office at BKC Mumbai. He responded to me –
While going into the details of this whole issue and after discussion with various authorities, experts and officials, I observed that such type of rackets is going on for months/years together. Youngsters are cheated, couple of rupees are pocketed, and they are left at the mercy of the local foreign agent or sometime in the hands of the senior officials owner of the ship, anytime they left out without job in such foreign countries.
I informed Vijay that the contacts are established with people
Shri Sanjay Parashar was also in touch with all these officials and informed me -
Dr. Nand Kumar, Deputy Secretary, Office of Minister of State, External Affairs (Shri V. Muraleedharan) also helped us to bring Kush and Brajesh back to Mumbai.
Indian Embassy Beirut sent a detail report
Of course after struggling for four days Kush reached home on 8th August late night.
The Indain Consulate at Lebanon twitted
I have taken up the issue with various authorities to see such non-transparent export of services for merchant shipping, sending the youngsters for job the ships job needs protection and improvement in the system. The execution of proper guidelines is must.
Yes, the passerby passenger at Beirut Airport who provided hotspot/Wifi WhatsApp services to Kush Somaiya resulted into the communication to his parents and such persons in India saved the future/life of Kush and Brajesh.
Let us establish a healthy system for bright future of youngsters joining merchant navy, ship, cruise, etc. - Kirit Somaiya
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