TANA, TVU students meet S.M. Krishna

HYDERABAD: A delegation of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) along with 25 students of the Tri Valley University (TVU) met the Foreign Minister, S.M. Krishna in New York on Sunday and sought his help in safeguarding the academic interests of TVU students affected by the scandal.

TANA Secretary, Mohan Nannapaneni and TANA members Vasu Chinna and Jai Kureti helped the students to meet the Foreign Minister where Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary of India and Prabhu Dayal, Consul General of India in New York were also present.

Mr. Mohan said the Minister spent almost two hours as students explained the current situation in detail and the hardships they were facing as a result of the closure of TVU. He said the Minister was under the impression that the issue has been resolved. After patiently listening to all the students, he expressed concern at the continued uncertainty and assured the students that the Government of India would request the Department of Homeland Security to expedite the cases of the affected students.

TVU students living in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and surrounding areas were part of this meeting. Mr. Mohan said that TANA has requested the Minister to provide paid legal assistance to the students.

Source : The Hindu

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