An unemployed engineer from Chhota Udepur has published a video ranting in frustration and seeking the administration’s nod for allowing him to run bootlegging business.
The video rant of a collegian from Tejgadh in Chhotaudepur district has raised uncomfortable questions to the society as a whole at several levels. Frustrated by lack of job opportunities in his native district, Chirag Patel, an engineering graduate who studied at Vallabh Vidya Nagar, published an eight-minute-long video on social media, advocating bootlegging as only viable option left for uneducated youth. In what could only be termed as stinging sarcasm, he asked the district authorities to allow him to operate his “business”
“There is no guarantee of placement after graduation and ITI. There are only four colleges and as much it is in entire district. A person having completed his studies is forced to go to bigger cities like Halol or Vadodara and unable to match the earnings with the living expenses in these cities, is forced again to return to the native where he has to live the life of a petty labourer.” He is seen telling in the video.
He adds “ Government is talking about increasing colleges in the district but it is of no use as the students would not get jobs nearby. The problem would be addressed in real sense if government makes efforts to help create industries in the district.”
The video holds the mirror to the society where unpleasant truth is reflected. An able and willing educated youth, sarcastically asking the administration, to allow him to run bootlegging business in dry Gujarat, in frustration can not be laughed off. It is only indicative of malaise within.