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Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

Vikash Sanchi is also pursuing an MA in literature, and is forced to work as a manual labourer in Delhi

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India has perpetually been in a tough situation when it comes to jobs and opportunities. The supply of talent and professionals has almost always exceeded the actual demand by a lot and every year, several stories come up that indicate the severity of this crisis.

With COVID-19 looming over us, the situation seems to be getting even worse where qualified professionals with a seemingly bright future are now squandering for basic entry-level jobs.

Such is the story of Vikash Sanchi, a postgraduate in sociology who, after struggling to find a job in his field, is forced to resort to manual labour jobs. He took to Twitter to appeal netizens to help him find a job, and while doing so, even shared his story.

He said, "Since lockdown, I have not been able to even get any labour work in the unorganised sector. Merely sustenance seems too hard in this time. I'm ready to work as daily wage labour also. Please amplify," in his post.

He also mentions that he is a sociology postgraduate from Ambedkar University, Delhi, and is even ready to work as a driver. He has followed this by sharing his resume.

Check out the full post here:

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In his resume, he has listed out his awards and recognitions, along with his previous experience. It is also seen that he is currently pursuing an MA in Literature from Kurukshetra University, Haryana.

Vikash appealed to netizens online to share his resume with the people they know, and help him find a job. Users have replied positively and said that they will try to help out, while also assuring Vikash that things will get better and that he should not lose hope. Some others offered him jobs too, and said that they will try their best to put him in touch with someone.

Ever since his tweet has gone viral, he has received a lot of messages online and has taken to Twitter to thanks his supporters, saying he had received a lot of offers already.

Here are the messages of encouragement he got:

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Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Sociology Postgrad Forced to Work as Labourer Amid Job Crisis

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

In a statement to NDTV, Vikash also mentioned that the picture was from last year and it has been a while since he had been able to get a job. "That photo was from last year when I had a job. This year I couldn't even get labour work. I was quite tired of sending so many mails to NGOs and other organisations for work. There was not much work during the pandemic and everybody was asking about my experience without giving any opportunity to me. How could I have experience? Even in the unorganised sector there was no opportunity for me," he said.

Data from the CMIE (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy) shows that over 15 million Indians lost their jobs in the span of one month from April to May 2021.

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(With inputs from NDTV).

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