The Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah (LSDA) has opened the Eid Al Adha Labour Festival in the Labour Park in Al Sajaa Industrial Area in Sharjah with great success. The first day of the festival, which will last until July 15, was attended by a big number of workers. The opening ceremony was attended by officials of the Labour Standards Development Authority, representatives of the Sharjah government departments and members of the Indian Society in Sharjah. The festival includes cultural programs, free medical examinations, awareness programs, art music and entertainment, as well as an Eid Bazaar, which includes street food and Eid gifts for more than 5,000 workers.
His Excellency Salem Yousef Al Qaseer, Chairman of the Labour Standards Development Authority in Sharjah, said, “We are proud of the great response by workers at the opening ceremony of the festival, which is being held for the first time ever. The event aims at boosting social and cultural ties among workers in Sharjah who come from different nationalities. By bringing them together in one place we encourage them to exchange their customs and traditions related to the Eid."
He stressed that the authority will continue organizing labour events and activities in coordination with the concerned government departments and with the private sector, especially the companies employing large number of workers in order to boost the relationships in the work environment in Sharjah.
Held in cooperation with government Departments, private sector and the Indian Association in Sharjah, the festival includes free medical examinations for workers, including dental and eyes, conducted by many clinics as part of their CSR to preserve the health in the work environment and combat infectious diseases, and smoking. During the festival, awareness lectures, motivational sessions and legal consultations will be held to enhance workers’ morale and social spirit. The artistic, musical and entertainment program will escalate until it reaches the climax in the days of Eid Al Adha, to include bands and programs from Bollywood, Punjab, Bengal, African and Arabs.