• Page Views 47

Historic May Day observed

The historic May Day was observed on Monday in the country and elsewhere across the globe with a renewed pledge to build an exploitation-free society by establishing the rights of the working people.
Several trade unions, professional bodies, worker groups, political parties, socio-cultural organizations, different government and non- government organizations have taken elaborate programmes to mark the day.

The programmes were observed to press the demand for improving the labour working condition with better and competitive wages and job security.

The demand for a maximum eight-hour working day at all places was raised in different programmes on the occasion.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion of the historic May Day. They extended their greetings to all working people of the world including Bangladesh.
Leader of the Opposition Begum Rawshan Ershad and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad also issued messages on the occasion of the day.

Besides, BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia also greeted all the working people on the day. The day is a public holiday. All public and private offices, educational institutions, courts, banks and mills and factories remain closed.

The May Day is also known as International Labour Day and the International Worker’s Day which is celebrated at international level to promote and encourage the international labour associations.

It was celebrated all across the world every year on 1st of May which has been declared as the traditional spring holiday in Europe. It has also been declared as the national holiday in almost 80 countries of the world whereas it is being celebrated as an unofficial event in most of the countries.

The day is observed across the world every year since 1886 commemorating the supreme sacrifices of the workers at Hay Market, Chicago, in the USA for an eight-hour working day and upholding the rights of the working class.

Working people sacrificed their lives on May 1, 1886 and the following days, for realising their demands, in bomb attacks and heavy police actions.

Like in the previous years, the Labour and Employment Ministry has drawn up an elaborate programme to observe the Day at the state level.

A colourful rally was brought out from in front of Srama Bhaban at RAJUK Avenue in the morning and it ended in front of the National Press Club on Topkhana Road after parading Dainik Bangla and Paltan intersections.

Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Betar and other private television channels and radio stations are airing special programmes on the occasion. National dailies published special supplements highlighting the significance of May Day.

On the occasion, Srama Bhaban, Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, different street islands of the capital were decorated with banners, festoons and placards.

The organizations celebrating the day also include Jatiya Sramik League, Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal, Jatiya Sramik Dal, Trade Union Kendra, Jatiya Party, Bangladesher Workers Party, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Gano Sangskriti Front, Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Union, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Gano Forum, National Awami Party and different bodies of garment workers.

The programmes include colourful rallies, discussions and cultural functions.

Besides, workers’ rallies will also be organised at different industrial areas including in front of Fantasy Kingdom at Ashulia, Barabari in Gazipur, Melar Math at Tejgaon, at Nabisco Shaheed Minar and at Senpara at Mirpur in the afternoon.

Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Share

Mushfiq’s ton propels Bangladesh to 345/7

Next Story »

Donald Trump: I would be honoured to meet Kim Jong-un

Leave a comment

LifeStyle

  • 7 dry fruits you should include in your diet to stay healthy

    3 weeks ago

    Rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre, dry fruits make for a delicious and healthy snack. Health experts recommend eating dry ...

    Read More
  • Ramadan Calendar Sehri and Iftar Timing 2017 Bangladesh

    4 weeks ago

    Ramadan Calendar Sehri and Iftar Timing 2017 Bangladesh

    Read More
  • Healthy food habits for Ramadan

    1 month ago

    It is common knowledge that fasting has myriad health benefits. Besides increasing immunity, endurance, and the ability to face challenges, fasting contributes ...

    Read More
  • Summer tips for pregnant women

    2 months ago

    Body temperature of a pregnant woman always remains a bit higher than normal, so added external heat obviously makes her feel uncomfortable. ...

    Read More
  • Eating less salt does not necessarily lower your blood pressure

    2 months ago

    Eating less salt may not lower your blood pressure, a major new study has found contradicting the popular belief. Researchers from Boston ...

    Read More
  • How mobile apps have changed our lives

    2 months ago

    In this day and age, one thing that we all consider an indispensable part of our lives is smartphones. This device allows ...

    Read More
  • Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age

    3 months ago

    Loss of sleep in the elderly may increase the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as ...

    Read More
  • Just 20 minutes of sleep can boost employees’ creativity

    3 months ago

    Does your boss nag and expect a lot from you? Here’s a solution to keep up to their expectations — take a ...

    Read More
  • Rooftop Gardening: Days of Babylon to our Current Life

    3 months ago

    Laila Karim The concept of ‘hanging gardens’ fascinated me from the second grade. It was a part of our first step of ...

    Read More
  • Exercise, walking may cut side-effects of chemotherapy

    4 months ago

    Walking or jogging either three times a week for 50 minutes or five times a week for 30 minutes may help patients ...

    Read More
  • Read

    More