In his message to the people, the Governor said that International Labour Day, also known as International Workers Day or May Day is observed every year to promote the welfare of the workers wherever they may be and encourage the employers and international labour associations for the amelioration of the workers’ milieu. The day marks the importance of workers’ movement for the much needed improvement in their working terms and conditions, he said.
The Governor complimented all workers in all lands for their contribution to structural, economic and social progresses all over the world. The development of all institutions and the people is the direct result of the sweat and toil of the workers. It is the tireless work and service of the workers, which delivers gains, comfort and wellbeing in all fields. On account of the diligence and dedication of the countless workers, the society, the country, the domain of all living creatures and the environment are being shaped. For their role the workers deserve our gratitude, he said.
On this day, let us acknowledge the sacrifices of the workers and compliment them for helping the country and the people in all walks of life, the Governor said.
“May Day celebrates the contribution and sacrifice of workers to and for the society. The working class builds the foundation whereon the society thrives. Let’s join hands to recognize their contributions and give them their due on this day,” the Chief Minister said his message.
Citing the ongoing pandemic, Khandu expressed concern over the fact that it affects the working class the most and assured government support as and when needed.
“I appeal to my working class brothers and sisters, who are vulnerable to the Covid 19 virus being extended frontline workers, to adhere to all Covid related protocols for their own and their family’s safety. I assure you that the government is keeping watch over the situation in the state and will support our working class through thick times if it comes knocking,” he said.
While advising all to avoid gatherings and celebrations as per SoPs circulated by the district administrations, he called upon all to celebrate the special day by expressing gratitude to the working class from the confines of their homes.
Khandu further appealed to all members of the working class, who are eligible, to take the COVID 19 jabs at their nearest health centers.