Under Government of India’s mission Vande Bharat, Air India Express aircraft departed from the Bahrain
International airport on 12.07.20 carrying 177 passengers and landed safely at Bajpe International
Airport in Mangalore.
Mr. Mohammad Mansoor, the leading business man and the President of The Indian Overseas Congress
Bahrain thanked Mr. KP Choudhry, the 2nd secretary (Cons &CW) of the Indian Embassy for acting on
the written appeal given for allocating the flight on this route to carry stranded expatriates. Passengers
consisting of Men, women, elderly & the sick expressed their gratitude and applauded the IOC team for
their tremendous efforts in relieving their pain and agony.
The mission culminated successfully after a two week long process involving a number of people. The
team was led by its President Mr. Mohamed Mansoor along with its valuable members Mr. Gayazulla,
Khursheed Alam, Mr. Ibrahim Adhum, Mr. Masood Vitla, Mr. Riyaz Sullia, Mr. Jayafer, Mr.Ambalai , Mr.
Sameer, Mr.Basheer Karla and volunteers.
The IOC Team played a tremendous role in getting this expedition accomplished. President Mr. Mansoor
applauded Mr. Gayaz for his tireless effort in collaborating with the Indian Embassy in preparing the
passenger list and giving out the informations about the formalities and procedures needed to be
followed at the Mangalore Airport to avoid any unpleasant incidents. He also expressed his gratitude to
Mr. Austin Santosh for coordinating with Nodal officers and providing important informations to the
passengers such as the list of quarantine hotels in Mangalore and Udupi with their names and contact
numbers of Nodal authorities. He also expressed his appreciation to Dr Aarti Krishna, the Overseas
Congress Middle East Incharge for coordinating with Shri Norbu Negi, Charge d’ Affaires of Indian
Embassy and her relentless ground work and immense support to IOC Bahrain and Mr. Narayan Menon,
the Sales’s Manager of Air India for his succour.
The IOC along with KHK Heroes Foundations provided snack kits sponsored by Food World to all the
passengers with the help of volunteers present at the Bahrain Airport.
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