Durgapur News Service, 02 May 2016: Durgapur Adda Young Association the social welfare wing of Durgapur news portal www.durgapuradda.com celebrated “International Workers’ Day”, popularly called “May Day” with activities encompassing workers of unorganized sectors of Durgapur on 1st May (Sunday).
When the entire country celebrated May Day conducting rallies, seminars and activities to commemorate the “Hay market affair” that happened in Chicago on 4 May 1886, members of Durgapur Adda Young Association (DAYA) organized free health check-up camp for six small industry’s workers of Durgapur. Blood sugar level were tested and ECG were also done free of cost.
The entire activity was carried out in the hall of ‘Durgapur Small Industries Association’ near Indo American crossing on NH2. Three doctors participated in the health check up camp, where medicines were also distributed free of cost.
A seminar on “Workers Wellness” was conducted to create health awareness among the workers who participated in the health check-up camp. Suggestions were also given on several welfare schemes of the government, where the workers can register themselves and avail benefits.
Speaking on the occasion, DAYA president Dr. Samir Ranjan Bhowmik stressed upon the need of developing the moral characters of the workers and highlighted the agony of the workers of the unorganized sector.
Mr. Amit Roy, the vice president of Durgapur Small Industries Association, expressed his gratitude towards DAYA, for conducting such a health check-up camp and celebrate “International Workers Day” in such a different yet meaningful way.
Speaking on the occasion, DAYA secretary Mr. Rajesh Sen requested, that the owner of these small industries must take more positive steps to create health awareness among its workers.
Food packets were distributed among all the participating workers. There was a sense of happiness among the workers.
DAYA members reiterated their desire to conduct many such health check-up camps on a regular basis and stand by the lesser privileged sections of the society in all possible way.