Today is International Labour Day, also known as International Worker’s Day or May Day. It is observed every year to promote and encourage the international labour associations. The day marks the victory of workers’ movement for eight hours of work.

International Labour Day also aims to pay tribute to workers sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world. Several Trade Union Organisations are observing the Day with commitment of welfare of the Labourers. Rallies, symposiums, seminars have been organised at different parts of the country to celebrate the Day.

Meanwhile, in Assam various motor vehicle organisations have called for chakka bandh to observe the day.