India to celebrate ‘May Day’ on May 1

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SRINAGAR: To promote and encourage healthy dialogue among social partners, International Labour Day, also known as the ‘May Day’, will be celebrated at international level. This day is celebrated to commemorate 4th of May of 1886, the Haymarket Affair (Haymarket Massacre) in Chicago.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, conveyed best wishes to all the workers on ‘May Day’ and said, “Your hard work and your dedication have built the nation”.
Ministry of Labour & Employment will organise programme on 1st May, 2018 at 10.00 AM at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, government of India, Nitin Gadkari, will be the chief guest. The event will be attended by the secretaries of various ministries of government of India, senior officers of ministry of labour & employment, members of various boards/advisory bodies of the ministry, academicians, and senior representatives of workers’ & employers’ organisations and representatives of ILO.