International Workers’ Day Celebration at IAMR

On 1 May 2013 Labour Day was celebrated at IAMR campus, Ghaziabad. Function was attended by Mr. Sanjay Bansal, Secretary, IAMR, Mrs. .Anshu Bansal, Jt.Secretary, IAMR, Director, Dean all faculty members and students .Mr. Sanjay Bansal in his speech made all the gathering aware about the importance and existence of this day.

The Labour Day in India is celebrated in order to honor the contribution of working men and women. It is observed on the first day of the month of May. The Labour Day in India is also known as the May Day. May 1 corresponds to the International Workers’ Day which is celebrated around the world. It is observed as a national holiday in around 80 countries including India.

Labour Day in India or May Day was first celebrated in Chennai (then known as Madras) on May 1, 1923. The initiative was taken by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. The leader of the party, Comrade Singaravelar arranged two meetings to celebrate this occasion.

One meeting was held at the Triplicane Beach, and the other took place at the beach opposite Madras High Court. On the meeting, Singaravelar passed a resolution which stated that the government should announce a national holiday on the May Day or Labour Day in India. He also emphasized the need for non-violence within a political party. This was the first time a red flag was used in India.

Mr. S.K. Sharma delivered an informative lecture highlighting the Labour Reforms &legal provisions for Labor Welfare.

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