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Uncertain future a worry for him as he fails to fly back to Australia

Uncertain future a worry for him as he fails to fly back to Australia

Harpragaas Singh

Neeraj Bagga

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 27

Harpragaas Singh, who has done graduation from Australian National University in Canberra and currently stuck in India due to travel restrictions, is concerned about his future plans.

He was to receive a degree in Bachelors of Advanced Computing in April, but he was left stranded here as international flights were grounded due to the coronavirus.

He had planned to join a company as a computer scientist to gain some professional experience before taking admission to masters in Advanced Computing.

“These past two months have really been exhausting. The lockdown has put mental burden on me and my family members, who after investing heavily on my education and better future are left in a state of uncertainty. Australia has been home to me for the past three years and I see my career as a computer scientist in that country. I really hope for things to get back on track as my future is in that country,” he added.

However, he is uncertain about his future at present as there are no proper guidelines from the government for international students. Though the government is considering to resume a good percentage of international flights by July, his visa will expire on July 30.

He applied for travel under the exemption form available at the Home Affairs website, but the Australian government did not find his reason compulsive enough to permit him to fly back.

After a gap of two years, he had visited his parents in March and had booked his return ticket for April 15.

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