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Google celebrates International Labour Day with sketch doodle of tools and implements
On the occasion of the International Labour Day, the internet search engine giant has put up a sketch doodle on its home page to mark the observance that celebrates the contribution of labour and working classes to the society.

The observance was founded late 19th century in the US which is more popular as Labour Day or International Workers' Day which is also is a public holiday in many countries. In India, May Day was first celebrated in Chennai on 1 May, 1923 for which the call was given by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan.

The observance, in fact, commemorates the aftermath of a bombing at a labour protest against the police in Chicago in 1886. The workers were protesting against the inhuman treatment to them and the eight-hour working day. The protest led to killing of many workers by the police.

The observance was accorded formal recognition as an annual event in 1891. Currently, the trade unions of all countries and general public participate in rallies and demonstrations for their collective welfare.

Here are a few quotes on labour to mull over today:

"There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits." ? David Ricardo

"Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work." ? Mao Zedong

"Labour may be a burden and a chastisement, but it is also an honour and a glory. Without it, nothing can be accomplished." ? Samuel Smiles

"What made women's labour particularly attractive to the capitalists was not only its lower price but also the greater submissiveness of women." ? Clara Zetkin

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