As the country is already battling with the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the struggle for India on the economic front is more severe.
According to the National Statistical Office (NSO), India's April-June quarter GDP contracted by a massive 23.9 percent year-on-year (YoY), the first GDP contraction in more than 40 years.
Meanwhile rating agencies like Goldman Sachs, Fitch have also cut FY21 GDP growth estimates for India.
The urban unemployment rate in urban India in the week ending 6 September 2020 was at 8.32 percent, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.
Amidst such news of slowdown and high unemployment rates, Rashtriya Berojgar Divas (National Unemployment Day) started to trend on Twitter.
What is Rashtriya Berojgar Divas?
To mark their protest against the high unemployment rates in solidarity with unemployed youth, netizens have decided to celebrate Rashtriya Berojgar Divas on September 17.
This week is also being celebrated as a Rashtriya Berojgar Saptah and it will culminate today.
In this week, the youth continuously tried to communicate their issues, conditions, and all the problems to the government through various means.
Twitterati are also protesting for their demand like reform in SSC and other recruitment agencies. They also want a complete overhaul in the recruitment process for the betterment of lakhs of Aspirants.
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How is it connected with PM Modi?
The students have chosen September 17 for celebrating the day. It marks the birthday of PM Narendra Modi.
As per one Twitter user, Narendra Modi and his government have forced millions of Indians to unemployment. Therefore, Youth has decided to celebrate Modi's birthday as National Unemployment Day.