Lok Sabha Speaker inaugurates new building for workers’ education board

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday inaugurated the newly constructed building of Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE) which was named the “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development”.

In her address on occasion, she said Thengadi, a well-known trade unionist, contributed immensely for the economic growth of the county.

Urging the officers and staff of the institute to imbibe his work culture, Mahajan also stressed that the abbreviation of the name of the institute be avoided “as it kills the spirit behind naming”.

Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who was behind the renaming, said that Board has been responsive and useful towards the needs of workers in the country.

The Governing Body of CBWE in its 166th meeting held in 2014 took the decision to change the name of the CBWE to the “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development”. The Labour and Employment Minister also approved it.

The board, which has a national network, is a central autonomous body under the ministry, engaged in generating awareness about various subjects relating to labour, industry, nation and other socio-economic issues, besides government’s schemes amongst both organized and unorganized rural sector workers for the last 59 years.



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