Dhaka, May 1: The historic May Day was observed on Sunday in the country like elsewhere across the world with a fresh call to establish the rights of workers and free them from exploitation.
Thousands of working people in Bangladesh along with rest of the world joined street rallies, discussions and other activities to raise their voices for ensuring their rights and upholding spirit of the May Day.
The day is observed across the world every year since 1886 commemorating the supreme sacrifice of workers at the Hay Market in the United States to establish the rights of eight-hour working day and uphold the rights of working class.
Worker groups and trade unions, political parties, different government and socio-cultural and professional organizations arranged different programmes to observe the day with the theme ‘Let us forge worker-owner unity and build a Sonar Bangla’.
The programmes included seminars, discussions meetings, colorful rallies and cultural functions from where the participants called for upholding labour rights and ensuring workplace safety.
People of Barisal, Sylhet, Sirjaganj, Lalmonirhat, Zhenidah, Bagerhat, Comilla, Natore, Thakurgaon, Barguna, Noakhali, Dinajpur, Faridpur, Lakhimpur, Chittagong, Nilphamari, Chuadanga, Pabna, Narayanganj, Narail, Patuakhali, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Gopalganj, Meherpur, Gazipur including capital city Dhaka observed the Historic May Day with a fresh vow to establish socio-economic rights of the workers and demanding their safety in workplaces.