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Lost my job but not my aspiration to start-up

Sangeeta Dalvi has worked with Goa Doot as a HR for 16 years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic she lost her job. But this did not crush her hopes and aspirations. In June 2020 she started her new venture along with her daughter “Creative HR Solutions”. In conversation with Susparsha Gaikwad, reporter at Do you think we have better job opportunities in Goa?

Sangeeta: I see less job opportunities in Goa compared to other states. People hired for a certain job have to complete work which usually has to be done by 2-3 people. This is how the co-operate sector is functioning currently. Non Goa candidates are preferred over Goan candidates for a job. Reason being Goans are ‘Sushegad’. They would not be willing to step out of their comfort zones to work. Non Goans I have noticed are highly ambitious. Goans lack that ambitious outlook towards their job. How has COVID-19 impacted your life?

Sangeeta: It did not have much impact on my life other than the major fact that I lost my job. But I did notice one positive thing that has happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many unemployed youth from Goa have turned towards farming and have been doing well. What factors pose as hurdles in India’s growth?

Sangeeta: People’s unacceptance towards technological changes is one of the major factors that are holding us back as a nation. Illiteracy is another factor. There has been a trend among us Indians that we complete our education here and then prefer to move out of the country for job. Instead if we could work for the development of our own country, nothing can stop India from becoming a developed country soon. How do you think the issues that the nation is facing can be tackled?

Sangeeta: All of us need to have a positive approach towards our work and towards each other. We need to be open to suggestions and improvements. Acceptance towards new technologies and new ideas needs to be there among all of us. Only then can we progress further as a nation. According to you is India heading in the right direction?

Sangeeta: Yes, India is progressing in the right direction. But people of our country are still not much receptive towards change. Public cooperation is missing in most of the initiatives taken by the government. People need to accept changes in technologies in order to help the nation grow.


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