Panskura (East Midnapore), May 11: Kartick Maity, a resident of Baharpota Village in this district, worked on a salary of Rs 40,000 a month in a shipping company in the US.
He is now a petty vegetable seller in his village haat.
After renewing his contract with the company he came down to see his family members but as the lockdown was clamped across the world due to stop the spread of deadly coronavirus, his employer asked to cancel his voyage.
Kartik says, “I am the only breadwinner in the poor family. To meet the cost of my Hotel Management Course, my younger brother had to sacrifice his academic career. Now, I am forced to be a vegetable seller.”
Kartik’s mother Bhanumati is, however, undaunted.
“So what Kartik is a vegetable seller at the moment. Corona has to go one-day. Indian youths are struggling type. Not only my son but all youths will be once more established. God, the Almighty will be definitely with them,” she says confidently.