The First of May holds special meaning for people as it is celebrated as International Labour Day, May Day, or Antarashtriya Shramik Divas. This day is celebrated to praise the achievements of labourers and the working classes who work hard all around the year.
But this year, this day, will be special for the labourers in Uttar Pradesh because the Samajwadi Party Government will formally launch the pension and subsidized lunch packets for the labourers. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, would also do a first, by joining a community lunch with the labourers on the day to express his concern for the community.
The People’s CM will also announce several SOPs, policies, and instructions for the labourers and workers. This will include a pension scheme besides distribution of free bi-cycles and launching of the first phase of the subsidized lunch packets for the labourers in four places in the state capital.
“No other CM has joined community lunch with the labourers and it would be an unique one,” said one of the excited state worker. Meanwhile, the subsidized lunch packets for the labourers would cost just Rs 10 each where they would be provided fresh dal, subji, four rotis along with acchar and salads. Though the cost of each food packet would be of Rs. 48 but the state government would bear the rest of the cost of the food packet.
On Labour Day, Akhilesh Yadav would launch the lunch packets for labourers working at Awadh Vihar, Vrindavan Enclave, Amausi Metro station, and new secretariat building in the first phase of the scheme. Later in the day he is also expected to visit the new secretariat building to meet the labourers and review the progress of the building which is expected to be completed by this year end.