May 1st International Workers Day

Wednesday, 02 May, 2018

The salary alone can not compensate the contribution of a labour, without his dedication and hard work the growth of any country is unimaginable.

Highlighting that work is "the most honorable, noble, greatest and most beautiful" cause, the Chinese Prez called on the society to honor the contributions made by the model workers and promote honest work and devotion. OR became the first state to recognize Labor Day as an official public holiday in 1887.

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Second International, a coalition of socialist and Marxist parties and labor groups founded in Paris, proposed the idea of using the day to recognize workers' rights during the Industrial Revolution when thousands of working men, women and even children died annually due to harsh conditions and inhuman working hours. It was during this period, on May 1, 1923, that Malayapuram Singaravelu Chettiar, the prominent Communist leader, raised the red flag in Chennai. The date was associated with the voice of a thriving labour movement across the globe, that was eager to preside over the dominating class.

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The Google Doodle for May 1 celebrates Labour Day, marking International Workers' Day and celebrating the rights of workers and the working class. Singaravelar also announced that his party would be working closely with the Congress, functioning as its labourer and farmers' wing. It is considered as a holiday in many countries and in India, it is known as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or Kamgar Din.

In Costa Rica, the celebrations of May 1 beginning in 1913.

In Nepal also, various trade union organizations are making preparations for celebrating the Day by organizing different programmes on the occasion.

The day is a national holiday in India and its origin dates back to the late 19th century when the trade union and labour movements were growing in the US. Numerous celebrations of the occasion around the world are less labor focused and more centered as a spring festival. More than 80 countries across the world observe the day as a national holiday. On this Labour Day, do not forget to salute the determination and hard work of countless workers who play a big role in India's progress.