1,230 Migrant Workers Brought Home In A Special Train From Telangana To Jharkhand

The first special train carrying stranded migrants from Telangana to Jharkhand left the southern state at around 4:30 am. It carried a total of 1,230 people following all the social distancing norms for safety of the passengers.

The special train

It started from Lingampally in Telangana to Hatia in Jharkhand. It is a 24-coach train that can carry more passengers in normal days but the number of passengers in a coach were reduced from 72 to 54 to maintain social distancing. Also, the Telangana government kept it a low-key affair to prevent the repetition of Bandra like situation, where hundreds of migrant workers gathered at the Bandra station on getting a tip-off about train service.

Centre allowed movement of migrant workers

The move to run the special train for Jharkhand migrants came after two days of central government allowed students and migrant workers with no symptoms of COVID-19 to go back to their native places. Jharkhand CM said that every citizen of Jharkhand was valuable for him.

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Why Is The First Day Of May Celebrated As Labour Day?

Every year, the first day of May is celebrated as Labour Day or May Day. The world celebrated the first Labour Day on May 1, 1886 but in India, the May Day celebrations started in 1923. Objective of Labour Day celebration is to recognize of working class and give respect to them.

History of Labour Day

On May 1, 1886, thousands of workers spilled on the streets of America to protest against the exploitation at the hands of employers. They were made to work for 10-15 hours every day. But the unruly mob was fired killing hundreds of workers. The incident received wide criticism.

In 1889, on the second International Socialist Conference, it was decided that workers should get due respect. The working hours were reduced to 8 hours and May 1 declared Labour Day. Also, the workers were given holiday on Labour Day.

Labour Day in India

On May 1, 1923, the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan called Indian labourers to come together to celebrate the Labour Day. Comrade Singaravelu Chettiar played a crucial role in bringing the labourers on one platform. And the first Labour Day in India was celebrated in front of the Madras High Court. Since … Read the rest