International Labour Day is celebrated across the globe to pay tribute to the class of people, who is always on its toe to cater the immediate needs of well-established class. The International Labour Day was started in May 1886 in Chicago, to mark the significance of labourers and daily-wage workers, who work day in and day out, just to ensure that rest of the world is enjoying its undisturbed sleep.
Although India acknowledged the significance of International Labour Day in Chennai on May 1, 1923, which was organised by Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan and since that day, there went not even a single year, when tribute was not paid to the Indian labourers for making a difference to the society.
The Day is not celebrated by the labourers like other ‘festivals’, rather the employer of these labourers take the initiative to thank them in any possible form. Just like the Chairman of Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt Ltd (HPPPL), Ratul Puri, who expressed his gratitude towards each that workers who helped and supported HPPPL to attain its goal of catering the power-related needs of India’s majority.
Like Ratul Puri, a number of industrialists marked this Sunday, i.e. May 1, 2016, in their official company records as a day to remember. All those labourers and workers who have made a difference in each of the industries’ development, from construction to rejuvenation, shifting to advancement, manufacturing to operations, transporting to distributing, were thanked by Ratul Puri in his organisation’s premises.
Various names of Labour Day in various regions of India might have different ways to celebrate but the spirit of the celebration is same, to pay the tribute to all those hard-working individuals who didn’t stop for a single second while making the nation, building its pieces and marking India’s presence on the global map.