THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU
KALIMPONG, 18 JANUARY 2018: Shramik Mela was organised in Kalimpong as a part of state wide Shramik Melas. The Fair is being organised by the State Labour Department in order to help all workers from both the organised and unorganised sectors to derive the benefits given by the state government. The Mela will take place for two days. Discussions on different issues related to labour laws and other aspects of the lives of workers were held.
There will also be awareness camp on minimum wages of labourers. At the same time, the labourers from organised and unorganised sectors were also able to learn what their family members should do in case they face any accident while working in their respective places of work. Deliberation on financial assistance distribution among workers from 61 different unorganised sectors were emphasised.
It may be noted that besides providing different benefits to workers of organised sectors, the state Labour department is targeting to provide Samajik Mukti Card to all the 1.5 crore workers in the unorganised sector. The state Labour department has given Samajik Mukti Card to around 90 lakh workers.
The Mela was inaugurated by Dr. Viswanath, DM. The Chief Guest was Ajit Singh Yadav, Superintendent of Police, Kalimpong. The Guest of Honour was Sanchabir Subba, member of Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. Other guests included Pritam Limbu, Partha De, Subarna Majumdar, Deepak Karkata, Dikila Bhutia, Nabin Pradhan and Pradip Tamang.
Ashap Lama is the Chief Cameraman and Coorespondent Kalimpong Region for ‘The Himalayan Beacon’.