Foreign students studying in Kendriya Hindi Sansthan Agra have raised their concerns about the pitiful and dirty condition of the hostel of institute. Some even posted the picture of unhygienic condition of hostel's toilet and a video of ill student Raynuka Baldeo, being rushed by her friends to hospital in a three-wheeler on social media.
Students said "After she was admitted, not even a single person from KHS was present there. The ill student from Trinidad then contacted her country's mission in India for help to return to her country. On Friday, KHS agreed to send Baldeo and late in the evening she was flown to Trinidad."
Students are forced to leave the country
- As mentioned by one report "because of the prevailing condition many are now planning to head back to their respective countries. One of the European students complained, "Sick students are not provided proper medical facilities. College authorities remain unconcerned even after being informed of these issues. Sanitation usually remains poor and toilets stink on most days of the week."
- After foreign students made the complaint to the HRD ministry, the ministry is asking for the explanation from the institute about the pathetic conditions in the hostel.
- One foreign student said "Ever since Raynuka's case came to public domain, institute is trying to shift the blame on us for being demanding. Top functionaries of KHS hardly interact with us and despite repeated reminders nothing has been done about pathetic conditions."
Lack of non-veg food
Nand Kishore Pandey, Director of KHS, said that it is because of the lack of non-vegetarian food in the hostel mess that the foreign students are unhappy. He said that both Indian and foreign students manage the hostel mess and KHS passes on the cost to them. "But non-vegetarian food is not allowed for many years. Foreign students complain that it be allowed," he said.