RANGPUR, May 01, 2018 (BSS) – The historic May Day-2018 was observed here today with a call for ensuring rights, welfare and workplace security of the working people to build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The district administration, jointly with Regional Directorate of Labour, different organizations of workers, labourers, traders, professionals, political groups, volunteers, and human rights activists, observed the day through colourful programmes.
The programmes included hoisting of the national, organisational and red flags, releasing balloons, bringing out colourful rallies, processions, forming human chains, serving improved diets to workers, discussions and cultural functions in the city.
Dozens of organisations brought out colourful processions giving the city a festive look before gathering on the Public Library premises where the main discussion was arranged at Town Hall auditorium.
The district administration, jointly with Jatiya Sramik League (JSL), brought out the main rally from the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office chanting slogans in favour of the working people.
The district units of Jatiya Rickshaw Van Sramik League, Jatiya Bidyut Sramik League, Samajtantrik Sramik Front, Motor Sramik Union and Sammilito Garments’ Sramik Federation, Rupali Bank Sramik League and Sonali Bank Sramik League brought out processions.
The district units of Sammilito Garments’ Sramik Federation, Electronic Sramik Union, Truck and Tank Lorry Sramik League, Karmojibi Nari, Electric Sramik Kallyan Samobai Samity, Krishi-Farm Sramik Federation and Dokan Karmochari Union observed the day.
The district and city units of Awami League (AL), its associate bodies, Communist Party of Bangladesh, JASOD, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal, Ganatantry Party, Workers’ Party and many trade organisations also observed the day.
The district administration, jointly with the Regional Directorate of Labour, organised the main discussion meeting at Town Hall auditorium with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Rabiul Islam in the chair.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Enamul Habib addressed the main discussion as the chief guest. Additional Police Super Fazle Elahi, Assistant Director of the Regional Directorate of Labour and Employment Md Sadekuzzaman, Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, its GS Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, city AL President Shafiur Rahman Shafi, General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal, President of district unit of JSL Abdus Salam, General Secretary Shahidul Islam and General Secretary of district Mohila Sramik League Latifa Begum Mira spoke.
The speakers laid emphasis on ensuring rights of the workers to improve their life standard side by side building amicable relations between the owners and the workers for upholding the real sprit of the historic day.
Appreciating enormous contributions of the working people to the national progress, the chief guest called for ensuring their rights and welfare to become a middle income nation by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.