BY TC News Desk
Agartala, November 28: About 200 pilgrims from Tripura, who were returning from a pilgrimage to Vrindavan, faced a harrowing ordeal on Monday night when they missed their train to Agartala at the New Delhi railway station. The pilgrims had arrived late from Vrindavan due to a delayed passenger train and could not board the Tripureshwari Express, which departed without opening its doors despite their appeals.
The stranded pilgrims, who had no place to stay, contacted the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik, who is also an MP from Tripura. Bhoumik, who was in Delhi for official work, immediately cancelled her flight and rushed to the railway station to assist the pilgrims. She arranged for their accommodation and food at her official residence and a nearby center of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
Bhoumik said that she was pained to see the plight of the pilgrims and assured them of all possible help. She also thanked the ABVP for their cooperation and support. She said that she has booked tickets for the pilgrims to travel to Agartala by rail on Wednesday. The pilgrims expressed their gratitude to Bhoumik for her timely intervention and generosity.