Youth Congress observes PM’s birthday as ‘unemployment day’ in Chandigarh

Youth Congress observes PM’s birthday as ‘unemployment day’ in Chandigarh

Youth Congress activists put up stalls at the Sector 17 Plaza during a protest in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 17

Local Youth Congress activists today observed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday as unemployment day. The activists held a demonstration reflecting the anger and resentment the youth harbour towards the Modi-led BJP Government.

Selling pakoras dressed in his graduation robes, Manoj Lubana, president of the Chandigarh Youth Congress, said it was a symbolic protest showcasing the plight of students who spend lakhs of rupees to get access to good education. Despite being qualified, they get zero job opportunities and in desperation, they have to resort to selling “pakoras” and “samosas”. Modi had betrayed the confidence of the youth by providing zero job opportunities and India had reached at a level of unprecedented joblessness.

“The national unemployment rate has been steadily falling to record lows and there are currently 15 lakh fewer job opportunities in August 2021 as compared to July 2021. The national unemployment rate has also jumped to 8.2 per cent from 6.9 per cent last month. Record rise in unemployment and hollow promises of jobs by the ‘Bharatiya Jumla Party’ now stand thoroughly exposed,” he said.

Vaccination, blood donation camps mark occasion

Chandigarh: As part of the service and dedication campaign being organised by the BJP on the occasion of 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 71 social welfare activities were carried out by the Chandigarh BJP here today.

Spokesperson Kailash Chand Jain said among various activities, a blood donation camp was organised by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar District of the BJP in collaboration with a team of the PGI Blood Bank at the community centre in Sector 37. BJP’s national vice-president and regional in-charge Saudan Singh, who was present, congratulated the blood donors and appreciated the entire team. State president Arun Sood, former MP Satya Pal Jain, organisation general secretary Dinesh Kumar, vice-president Asha Jaswal, Sunita Bhatt, general secretary Chandrashekhar, Mayor Ravi Kant Sharma, among others were present on the occasion.

Among other activities, a cake-cutting ceremony by the Mahila Morcha, immunity booster distribution in Sector 22, a cleanliness drive in Dadu Majra Colony, a plantation drive in Sector 51, a vaccination camp in Sector 22, distribution of wheelchairs in the Sector 50 dispensary were part of the Prime Minister’s birthday celebrations.

Kailash Chand said such activities would continue for 20 consecutive days.

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