The historic May Day, commemorating the first triumph of the world’s working class in their epical struggles was observed here today as elsewhere across world with a pledge to establish the rights of the workers.
The May Day, also known as International Workers’ Solidarity Day, commemorates the historic uprising of working people in Chicago, USA, at the height of a prolonged fight for an eight-hour workday.
Faridpur district administration chalked out program with the theme of the day is “Safe working-environment, Bangladesh to Advance.”
In this connection a big rally of workers, members of the public and officials was brought out in the town which paraded from Janata Bank square to Kabi Jasimuddin hall this morning which was followed by a discussion meeting.
The discussion chaired by ADC (Gen) of Faridpur Md. Abdur Rashid while DC Sardar Sharafat Ali was the chief guest. It was addressed among others by Police Super Md. Jamil Hassan, Sadar upazilla chairman and Awami League leader Khondoker Mohtesham Hossain Babor, Jatiyo Sramik League president Akkas Hossain Mia, Motor Sramik union president Jubair Zakir and labour leaders Moniruzzaman Monir and Abdul Mannan Mana.
Speakers stressed the need for the safety of the labors at their respective working places and reduction of child labors so that they can grow up as healthy citizens of the country.
Speakers also mentioned that the present government of Awami League has contributed a lot for their welfare in enhancing the salary of the labors particularly in the garments sector and also trying to make their workplace more safe than past times. –BSS, Faridpur