Speech on Dignity of Labor
A very Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to Honorable Sir/Madam, respected seniors and my dear friends, Warm Greetings to Everyone!
Thank you all for taking out time and being present at this seminar session. We all are gathered here to talk about the topic “Dignity of Labor”.
Today, we are living in an independent and democratic age. It has been realized by most of the people that all forms of labor contribute to the welfare and development of society. The laborers through trade unions and different groups have gained success in attaining a recognized position in society.
The word “labor” meaning is “physical hard work’ work for others and get paid’ physically perform different jobs”. A laborer is one who physically works very hard and get a little payment, a laborer is one who serves the nation but stay unremembered, a laborer is one who physically participates in the development of a country but lives a hard life, a laborer is one who has a part in the construction of every building every monument and every mall. But he always lives a very tough, tense and poor life. The value of a laborer cannot be defined in little words.
The dignity of Labor means respect and value given to all forms of work. It refers to equal respect towards the jobs that involve manual labor. In earlier times, daily several slaves were bought and sold openly in the markets. They lost their dignity and performed all sorts of hard and laborious works. The dignity of labor is because of the laborer. When a laborer does his work honestly and sincerely than the dignity of labor gets higher and higher. History has witnessed the sacrifices of laborers when many laborers were killed only because they were asking about their rights, and the day was saved as “laborer day” and celebrated each year on 1st May.
When we talk about basic rights, the working classes do not enjoy that respect which is enjoyed by business executives, white-collared people, and merchants. Many learned people do not appreciate and practice the principle of dignity of labor. They prefer high profile jobs. Place of labor and laborer is on the highest rank because if we are studying in a good college with beautiful construction, it is because of the labor of those laborers who participated in the constructions of that building. If the white house and Pisa tower are famous buildings of the world then it is only because of the hard work and skills of laborers. The dignity of labor is obvious from the word “hard work” because hard work is a symbol of success and respect.
But, our society didn’t award the true respect to labor and laborer, our society needs to be educated about the dignity of labor. We should respect laborer and we should accept labor as the most respectable job. We should understand the true meaning of labor if we celebrate 1st May, because, only big banners and words are of no value.
Thank you all.