Today is May Day

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Ediroial Asst. of bdnewstimes in Chattogram who writes the article.
The historic May Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the world with due respect through various programmes today.

The day is being observed across the globe since 1886 commemorating the supreme sacrifices of the workers of Hay Market, Chicago, in the USA for eight hour working day and upholding the rights of the workpeople, reports BSS.

To press home their demands, working people had to sacrifice their valuable lives in tragic bomb attacks and police atrocities on May 1, 1886 and the following days.

The theme of day this year is “Build Workers-Owners Unity, Take Oath for Development”.

To mark the day, different government and sociocultural organizations, political parties, worker groups, trade unions, and professional bodies have chalked out elaborate programmes, including rallies and discussions.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion of the historic May Day.

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