The International Labour Day, popularly known as May Day was observed across Lakhimpur district on Wednesday with calls to end wage exploitation and to treat all labours with equality and dignity.

The main event of the day was organized by All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) in association with United Trade Union Congress (UTUC) and District Legal Services Authority, Lakhimpur and Motor Workers Union, Lakhimpur at District Library, North Lakhimpur.

The celebration of May Day began with the hoisting of the flag by Advocate Arup Kalita, president of the organizing committee.

A May Day themed procession was then carried out on that occasion by the organizers across the prime streets of North Lakhimpur.

An open session was held at the auditorium of District Library which was chaired by Girindra Upadhyaya, president of Lakhimpur district unit of All India Kishan Sabha.

Veteran CPI leader and senior citizen Saifuddin Ali Hazarika attended the session as the appointed speaker.

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The secretary of District Legal Service Authority, Lakhimpur Bichitra Dutta and Labour Officer Hiteswar Roy attended the session as invited guests.

May Day was also celebrated in Dhakuwakhona sub-division of Lakhimpur district.

In the sub-divisional headquarter Dhakuwakhona, the day was observed by 18 labour organizations under a single umbrella in a meeting chaired by Dilip Bora, president of Dhakuwakhona Motor Labour Union.

Retired professor in English of Dhakuwakhona College, Amiya Kumar Handique attended the function as the chief guest.

The May Day function was also attended by Lakhinath Sonowal, Gahin Chutia, Chandranath Baruah and Pradeep Rajkonwar.  The occasion also saw a street play performed the by students of Heinrich Ibsen Natyagosthi.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com

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