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Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and National Safety Awards given

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Minister of State for Labour and Employment Chandrasekhar Sahu today sought the cooperation of trade unions with managements in making Workers Participation Scheme (WPS) a success.

Giving away the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and National Safety Awards here, Mr Sahu appealed to the industrial establishment to introduce WPS in a big way to harness and leverage the hidden potential of the country's workforce at a plant level.

Referring to the safety and health of a worker at workplace, the Minister said they were not only fundamental to economic growth but also to the progress of any nation.

He said, '' Social justice cannot be acheived without safe and healthy working conditions.'' Mr Sahu said safety, health, welfare and environment now constituted the crucial parameters to adjudge global competitiveness of any successful industry.

Earlier, Labour Secretary K M Sahani appealed to managements, trade unions and various industrial associations to spread the message of safety and productivity in industrial establishments across the country.

Later, the Minister gave away 28 Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and 109 National Safety Awards for 2005 to workers/ managements of factories, industries and docks.


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