Himansu Shekhar Rout

Upset over the lack of jobs, Diploma engineering students burned their certificates and other documents in front of the Secha Sadan in Bhubaneswar on Monday as a mark of protest against the alleged apathy of the state and the central governments.   

Hundreds of engineering students launched a sit-in protest alleging that the government is doing little to create scope for employment.

Shouting slogans against the government, they set fire to their diploma certificates. “When we have no jobs, what is the use of having diploma certificates,” they fumed.

A lady engineering student shouted, “We have been protesting for the last one and a half years for jobs. The government is playing with our lives, as it is doing nothing for our employment. What is the use of keeping certificates with us? The certificates are of no value to us now.”

Another student said, “We have come to the streets several times. Our demands were not fulfilled. Our certificates have no value when we have no jobs. We decided to burn them down. This government has no responsibility.”

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