The Indian-American community gives hope to Indian students stranded in the U.S. because a ban has been imposed in countries that contain coronavirus or COVID-19.
A group of hoteliers and small business owners with Indian heritage have offered free lodging in their hotels and homes to Indian students stranded in the U.S. following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to curb the spread of the contagious infection.
The hoteliers first spread the idea through a social networking group of which only four were members. But the idea gradually picked up pace with other hoteliers, who also stepped in later and opened doors for the students who had difficulty returning home.
From Los Angeles to Hawaii and New York, the Indian-American community has managed to win over 5,000 rooms with free stays.
The Indian embassy has set up a hotline for Indian citizens in the United States around the clock. Anyone who turns to the Indian mission after review can then contact the hoteliers.
Neerav Patel, a Boston-based hotelier, told ANI: "Those in need must contact the Indian Embassy hotline, which will then contact the hoteliers and hotels who are donating their rooms for this purpose. We will protect them one day Offer." We have the information. "
India's ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, said in a tweet: "It is encouraging to see that Indians, Indian-American and other hotel owners are coming in to help people find accommodation during these testing times. Together we can overcome that Fight COVID19! "