Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greeted the workers’ community on the Labour Day saying they have an indispensable role in nation building.
“On Labour Day, I thank workers for their indispensable role in nation-building & renew resolve to protect their dignity, health & welfare,” said the Chief Minister in his Twitter message.
Patnaik while inaugurating the Nirman Shramik Seva Week at OUAT at Bhubaneswar, also launched a helpline number for the Odia migrant labourers living in Telangana. He announced that helpline numbers for other four states will also be launched later on to get and share information about the Odia migrant labourers.
The Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of the workers. The day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.