Saturday, May 1, 2010

Recognise the contribution of labour community!!!

THE INTERNATIONAL Labor Day or Workers day is celebrated every year on May 1 but for most of us May Day is nothing but a holiday on our calendar. We have been coming across different types of poor labourers in our routine life starting from the garbage picker, housemaid, laundryman, tailor, cobbler, mason, plumber, electrician, street vendor etc. They are part of our society, but the only difference is they are the struggling class of our society!!!

It is a fact that everyone in this world struggles for something and it is part of our life, but for labourers, most of them struggle all their lives.
The products we use, the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the house we stay in, all that carries a history of hard work and intense workmanship of a poor labourer who is hidden behind it.

The society knows the hard working capabilities of the laborers, but it completely denies in recognizing it. For example: Jus think what the social respect is given for a Bus driver. Did we ever appreciate a bus driver? You may ask why I should... For us driver is jus a driver who moves the bus from one place to another. But look at the responsibility he holds, he might have so much of personal problem running through his mind but at once he catches up the steering he needs to forget everything and he holds complete responsibility of our lives until we reach our destination. We take a long night journey on a bus; say a stretch of 8 to 12 hours of time by sleeping comfortably on the pushback seats, at morning once we reach the destination we not even say a small thanks to the driver, who kept his eye open entirely throughout the night and provided us a safer journey, but we wont forget to make sms and calls to our loved ones saying, reached safely had a happy journey and blah, blah, blah… But this entire safe journey and happy journey is given by the fellow poor driver whom we forgotten to recognize or appreciate.

Things which we feel unhealthy condition for living Like pollution in construction sites, the high temperature heat inside the factory, the disgusting smell of garbage’s etc, etc. They don’t mind on living with these, because it becomes the bread and butter for there life.

Every work as its own importance, each and every laborer behind it is very important.Social respect, Social recognition & Social security are the ultimate needs for today’s laborer’ And it is our (you, me and society) responsibility to provide them all…

Happy May Day!!!

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