Puducherry Lt"Governor Kiran Bedi today called for "dedicating at least a part of the May Day (May 1) for manual work as proclaimed by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi."
"International Workers Day, also known as May Day is a celebration of working class which contributes enormously to nation building. It is on the labour class the economic foundation of the nation rests," Bedi said in her message.
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, Assembly Speaker V Vaithilingam and Labour Minister M Kandasamy extended their greetings to the working class.
Bedi will spearhead a "shramdhaan programme" at the 500-year old Aayi Pond (a water body) in neighbouring Muthirapalayam tomorrow.
The former IPS officer said in a release that saplings of different species of trees would be planted on the bank of the pond.
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