ECONOMICALLY FORCED OUT OF THE COUNTRY - THE STORY OF AGAMPRASAD | GRACE FILLED TRAVEL JUNKIE

ECONOMICALLY FORCED OUT OF THE COUNTRY - THE STORY OF AGAMPRASAD



It was my first time in a sleeper train during my trip to India. The train was supposed to take me from Delhi to Agra, although that time it took me emotionally way too far. 

Upon 30 minutes of arrival, I woke up from my nap and collected my stuff. As I was about to wake my friend up, suddenly, a pat came on my shoulder. "Where are you from?" he said. This is a normal question that I have been receiving over the first 2 days in India. Usually, my funny bone would react in a joking manner by answering that I'm from Korea, Thailand or Japan, but this time I was too sleepy to make small jokes.

Soon the small talk evolved into exchanging of names. Until the end of the conversation, I had failed to mention his name properly, so he wrote it down for me on a piece of paper. Try it yourself, his name is Agamprasad.
Meet Agamprasad!
Agamprasad just flew all the way from outside of the country to Delhi. He was on the way to Agra to visit his families. This bachelor of engineer graduate was having a difficulty looking for occupations. With his perfectly spoken English and bachelor degree, I wouldn't have figured that the problem would approach him as soon as he graduated from university.

This situation had forced him to look for jobs out of the country, away from his families. I bluntly asked him if this is what he wanted at first. Slowly, he shook his head and said no.

After parting ways and exchanging Facebook contacts, I was curious enough to do a further research. Through a wall street journal article, I found out that corruption is one of the reason why engineering students in India is having a hard time finding jobs. The other reason is low education standards set by the local universities. Whichever it is, I surely hope for a better occupation opportunities in India for the locals. 
"This is the only option. What can we do?"

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