1. Labour Day: PM Narendra Modi hails workers for India’s progress

Labour Day: PM Narendra Modi hails workers for India’s progress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings on Labour Day.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2017 9:11 AM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings on Labour Day. The Prime Minister saluted the ‘determination and hard work’ of workers in the country. “Today, on Labour Day we salute the determination and hard work of countless workers who play a big role in India’s progress. Shrameva Jayate!,” PM Modi tweeted this morning.

The day marks the victory of workers’ movement for eight hours of work. It also aims to pay tribute to workers sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world. Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya will chair International Labour Day function in New Delhi today. Several Trade Union Organisations are observing the Day with the commitment of welfare of the Labourers. Rallies, symposiums, seminars have been organised in different parts of the country to celebrate the Day, according to ANI report.

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Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister K Palaniswami had extended their May Day greetings. “The celebrations of Labour day is to reaffirm our faith, respect and honour the working class who have put in collective efforts to set the wheels of progress in motion,” Rao said in a Raj Bhavan statement. In the new era of modernisation, the working style has undergone “dramatic changes,” and employees and companies have become global and diverse than ever before, he was quoted as saying by PTI.

“Let us resolve to promote a safe, competitive and healthy environment, ensure security and contribute for the further betterment of the working community and their families,” he said, extending his ‘May Day’ greetings. Palaniswami recalled that the day was celebrated to remind that the “world is because of labourers and for the labourers.”

He wished for prosperity and all round welfare of the working classs, saying “they are tirelessly working for the country’s growth.” TNCC President Su Thirunavukkarasar, CPI State Secretary R Mutharasan, DMDK founder Vijayakanth, MDMK leader Vaiko and PMK’s S Ramadoss also extended their May Day greetings.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had greeted the labour and working class in the state ahead of the Labour Day tomorrow, which symbolises the historic struggle of the labourers globally. Amarinder said in a message urged the workers and labourers to mark the occasion with the pledge to fight for and protect their rights.

“Let us not simply observe the occasion for the sake of propriety. Let us vow to imbue the spirit of the day into our systems to safeguard the rights of the workers and labourers, who make a significant contribution to our lives,” he said.

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had greeted labourers on the eve of Labour Day. Singh said the labourers work for nation’s development and urged them to take the state forward with their hard work and dedication. Raje said the state’s development is dependent on the hard working labourers.

The Labour Day is dedicated to all those people who have contributed in development of the state and the country, she said. The Chief Minister said the welfare and empowerment of the labourers is the priority of the government. She urged the organisations and the NGOs to work with the state government for the welfare of the labourers.

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