International Labour Day: PM Modi salutes Indian workers
Rallies, symposiums, seminars have been organised at different parts of the country to celebrate the Day. Photograph: (AFP)
Today is International Labour Day, also known as International Worker's Day or May Day. It is observed on this day every year to promote and encourage the international labour associations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to give a message to mark the day.
Today, on Labour Day we salute the determination & hardwork of countless workers who play a big role in India's progress. Shrameva Jayate!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 1, 2017
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 commitment of welfare of the Labourers.
Rallies, symposiums, seminars have been organised at different parts of the country to celebrate the Day.