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Why is National Unemployment Day Trending on PM Modi’s birthday: All you need to know

Byline by – Vinayak Heliwal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned 70 today on 17 September 2020. His party, the ruling BJP cherishing the moment has announced that it will celebrate the PM’s birthday in a week-long ‘Seva Saptah’ from September 14-20. But on the other hand, Netizens on Twitter have marked September 17 as National Unemployment Day and the trend has gone viral.

But the question is, How National Unemployment Day is related to PM Modi’s birthday?

Actually the hashtag National Unemployment Day or Rashtriya Berojgar Diwas marks as a protest against the high unemployment rates in the country and to highlight PM Modi’s failure to create jobs and provide employment.

As per the National Statistical Office ( NSO) report, India’s April – June quarter GDP contracted by 23.9 %, the first contraction in more than 40 years. The number of unemployed people is likely to grow not just because people are failing to find jobs but also employed people are likely to lose their jobs because of the economy and lockdowns imposed due to Covid-19.

Indian’s youth have been demanding reforms in SSC and other recruitment processes. Throughout the week, the youth tried to communicate their issues and problems on Twitter.

This week was also celebrated as a Rashtriya Berojgar Diwas and it concluded today. So in the same row, Twitter users tweeted lakhs of posts with a hashtag #Remember17Sept along with #17Sept17Hrs17minutes.

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