Celebration of Workers Education Day on 16th of September, 2021 at the Maharashtra Sadan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi

As a part of the nationwide celebration of 63th Workers Education Day, a decent program was organissed at the Maharashtra Sadan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi on 16th of September, 2021. Workers Education Day is celebrated to earmark the date of foundation of Workers Education in India under the aegis of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India.

The celebration was participated by a cross-section of 200 delegates representing the trade unions, Social organisations, industries and departments of Government from New Delhi, Ghaziabad and Faridabad Regions.

Distinguished personalities includingShri Hiranmany Pandya, President, Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, Sri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation, Dr. Onkar Sharma, Dy Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), Sri Rahul Bhagat, Director, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Sri Atul Kr. Singh, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Smt Seema Diwedi Mishra, Zonal Director(North) I/c, of the Board  Sri C Pradeep Kumar Deputy Director (Education) I/c of the Board,  and otherswere present at the celebration.

Shri Harsh Vaidya, Director General of the Board welcomed the guests and dignitaries and said that the Workers Education day is celebrated throughout the country in a befitting manner and briefed about the achievements of the Board during the previous years. He said that the Board always ready to perform the assigned tasks to be benefit of the workers in all three sectors.


Shri Virjesh Upadhyay, Chairman of the Board in his address said general education and Workers Education are two distinct streams of education. Workers Education is engaged in enhancing the participation of the workers to society and country at large. He said that he strength of the Board if not with the employees of the Board but lies with participation of Trade unions, representatives of the Management of the industries and other organizations who directly contribute to the enrichment of the activities of the Board. He further said that the Board has taken up a very inspirational initiative to make the workers employable throughout their work life by appropriate course. For which the Board has collaborated with various institutions including IGNOU. He stressed that the Board is relentlessly putting efforts to reach every workers through digital mode. He concluded by saying that the Board would always work with inspirations of Sri Dattopant Thengadi ji.


Ms. Sibani Swain, Additional Secretary/Financial Advisor in her address said that the Board is engaged extending the benefits of various schemes of the Government through effective training and development activities. She said that workers education is a medium that enables the workers through its effective curriculums. She said that in 2019 Pradhan Mantri Shramyogi Maandhan Yojana (PMSYM) was launched to ensure pension for the workers in the unorganised sector again recently the E-Shram Portal was launched to the benefit of the workers. The board has to enable the workers to avail the benefits of the schemes as launched by the Government. While appreciating the activities of the Board she said that the ahs visited some training programs of the Board for the SC/St workers and it was very effective.