Historic May Day today
Published: 09:48 AM, 1 May 2022 Updated: 11:01 AM, 1 May 2022
May Day today; File Photo
The historic May Day is being observed today, Sunday (May 1) in the country and elsewhere across the world with due respect.
The day is being observed across the globe since 1886 commemorating the supreme sacrifices of the workers at Hay Market, Chicago, in the USA for eight-hour working days and upholding the rights of the working people.
To press home their demands, working people had to sacrifice their valuable lives in tragic bomb attacks and police atrocities on May 1, 1886, and the following days.
This year’s theme of the day is “Sramik-Malik Ekota, Unnayanaer Nishchoyota”.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday issued separate messages on the occasion of the historic May Day.
They extended their greetings to all working people of the world, including Bangladesh, wishing success of all programmes on the occasion.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken elaborate programmes to observe the day.
Marking the day, the Ministry of Labour and Employment and its subordinate departments, offices, agencies and leaders of various labor organizations led by State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian will pay tributes to Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in capital’s Dhanmondi Number-32 area around 10 am today.
Meanwhile, a discussion will be organized at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) at 10 am on May 8. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join it virtually as the chief guest.
State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian will preside over it.
Other programmes include publishing souvenirs, special supplements in national dailies, holding Television (TV) talk shows, displaying TV scroll-messages, showing TV documentaries, making awareness videos, delivering text messages on mobiles and decorating road islands.
Besides, various programmes have been taken up including organizing social media campaigns and health camps.