Sahitya Akademi winning lecturer forced to work in fields due to lockdown

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The coronavirus epidemic has been the cause of the problem all over the world, the problems arising from the lockdown imposed to prevent it are not less. Due to the lockdown, where a large number of people became unemployed, people from many areas also came on the road. The latest case relates to Navnath Gore, a resident of the Sangli district in Maharashtra.


Gore was a lecturer in a college in Ahmednagar district. However, his contracted job went away due to a lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the Kovid-19 epidemic. Navnath Gore, who was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award in the year 2018, is now forced to work as an agricultural laborer.


Accepting the reality of job loss, he started a farm laborer in the home district to meet his family's livelihood needs. The question arises that how can this award even comfort a person who is trapped in a bad situation due to an epidemic.


Wrote the first novel while studying

Gore has a Masters's degree in Marathi from Shivaji University in Kolhapur district. He started writing his first novel 'Fesati' during his Masters's studies. The book was published in the year 2017 and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar the following year.

Navnath Gone says that after being awarded the award, I got a job offer from a college in Ahmednagar district. I started working there as a lecturer by the hour. For this, I used to get Rs 10,000 every month.

Father died in February this year

He said, 'My father passed away in February this year and the responsibility of my mother and 50-year-old Divyang Bhai fell on my shoulders.' After the father's demise, the Whites went home in February and could not return to college because of a lockdown implemented in late March to prevent the Kovid-19 epidemic.

He said, 'I came to the village in February. My job was on contract, so college earnings were also stalled. Due to a lack of income, difficulties began to be met. Since then I started doing petty jobs and also started working as an agricultural farmer in the area.

400 rupees available for work all-day

Whites go far out in the field in search of work. He says that if he works all day he gets 400 rupees. Gore recalls his college days in Kolhapur, stating that he used to work as a guard at an ATM center to help his family while studying for a Masters's.

Let me tell you that the white book 'Fesati', for which he received the Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award, also narrates the story of one such young man who completes his studies despite all the troubles. This book depicts the problems of farmers and their condition.

Maharashtra minister offers help

Meanwhile, Maharashtra's minister Vishwajeet Kadam, seeing the situation of whites, said that he has offered whites a job in a group of educational institutions in Pune. Kadam is associated with the management of Bharti Vidyapeeth. He said that he has spoken to the whites. He will also get an environment where his literary talent can get a boost.