Pune, 21st June 2022: In a bid to improve the overall quality of life of the construction workers a first of its kind Marathon was organized for the construction workers. Over 150 workers participated in the marathon which was held last weekend at Rohan Abhilasha Wagholi. The initiative was titled as ‘Invisible Ones’ which has an aim to bring the invisible workforce at the forefront for making their life a bit better. NGO ‘Meljol’, residents of Rohan Abhilasha and the office of the Assistant Labour Commissioner’s office extended their support for this marathon.
Dattatray Pawar, Asst. Commissioner of Labour, Pune Division, API Dalvi from Lonikand Police Station, Dr. Anand Jogdand, Retd. Additional Commissioner, Co-operation, Maharashtra, Members of CREDAI-Pune Metro including Sapna Rathi, Convenor, Labour Welfare Committee, Milind Talathi and Parag Patil, Co-convenors of Labour Welfare Committee and members and Directors of Rohan Builders were present during the event.
At the marathon, the female winners included Latifa Bibi at first position, Marjina Khatun at second position and Narjina Khatun at third position, while in the male category, Angad Kumar stood first while Deepak Sahu and Sintu Ram stood second and third respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Dattatray Pawar said, “Such initiatives can be an inspiration for other developers. All labourers at the construction sites should get registered under the BOCW labour act to receive the government benefits. There are about 32 welfare scheme benefits like mid-day meal, medical assistance, maternity benefits, accident cover, and educational assistance for their children. I also appeal to the workers to enroll their children who are below 18 years in school and to not let them become labourers.”