Bhubaneswar: Even as wishes poured in from different quarters across the country for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, Odisha Congress is observing the day as Berojgar Diwas (National Unemployment Day) today.
As a mark of protest against the Modi Government on his birthday, members of Congress students’ wing sold Pakodas on roadside at Master Canteen here. Similarly, the party’s youth activists led by PYC President Smruti Ranjan Lenka and state In-charge Riyazul Ansari polished shoes and sold Pakodas in front of Directorate of Employment and Employment Mission Odisha here today.
Today @IYCOdisha under leadership of PYC President @smrutirlenka ji & State In charge Riyazul Ansari ji observed Modi ji’s birthday as National Unemployment Day by selling pakodas near Directorate of Employment, Bhubaneswar.#NationalUnemploymentDay pic.twitter.com/jBKwX4eC1K
— Odisha Youth Congress (@IYCOdisha) September 17, 2021
The student activists alleged that both the Centre and the state Government have cheated the people. “While the Centre had assured the people of two crore jobs, the state Government had promised to provide two lakh jobs every year. But the assurances have proved to be false.
“The picture of unemployment has worsened in the last seven years. More than 60 lakh people of the state have migrated to other states for work. The Government has completely failed as development of the state has limited to words only,” said a protesting youth activist.