May Day observed in Dhekiajuli
From a Correspondent
DHEKIAJULI, May 1: Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) on Sunday observed May Day with a day-long programme.
The ACMS flag was hoisted at the ACMS Borsola Branch campus by president Golap Das Panika. Later, a procession was taken out through NH-15, touching the main road of Dhekiajuli Town and it ended at the Trimurty Auditorium, Dhekiajuli. At the Trimurty Auditorium the workers, tea garden labourers, ACMS Borsola Branch office bearers and distinguished invited guests attended the open meeting.
The meeting was presided over by Borsola Branch president of ACMS, Golap Das Panika. In the open meeting, the deputy speaker and ACMS Borsola Branch secretary spoke elaborately about the significance of May Day and the sacrifice done by the labour community for getting their rights from their traders. At the same time Tanti said that the tea estate labourers of Assam were protected by the ACMS in a significant way. He said that from ACMS more than 7,00,000 tea workers were being benefitted.
Participating in the meet, Circle Officer, Dhekiajuli Revenue Circle, Jayanta Sarkar said that during his tenure in Dhekiajuli he worked hard for the settlement of grievances of all labourers working under Dhekiajuli revenue circle.
As an invited guest, the centre in-charge of the study centre, KK Handiqui State Open University, Sonitpur Dhatri Sewa Samity, Tapan Sen Gupta said that for removing the sufferings of the labourers, education was a must along with the strict vigil of the activities of the industrialists. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee member Anirudha Tanti in his speech said that awareness among the labourers was necessary for their rights.