Today (18-04-2022) is the 42nd anniversary of Jayan starred super hit Malayalam movie ‘ANGADI’, which portrayed the story of a well-educated labourer, who works for the welfare of the people and fights against injustice in the society. The super hit dialogue of this movie, “Maybe we are poor…coolies…trolley pullers…but we are not beggars! You enjoy this status in life because of our sweat and blood!” upholds the dignity of every labour.
To commemorate the 42nd anniversary of this punch dialogue and to educate the new generation on the value of labour and to honour labour, the Sports & Management Research Institute (SMRI) organize KERALA LABOUR GAMES 2022 with Ave Stella Maris College, Kizhumuri and Ramamangalam Gramapanchayat. LABOUR GAMES is a combination of three different physical activities- Wheelbarrow Racing, Water Carry Race and Sack Carry Race. The competition is open to registered labourers and the general public. The Kerala Labour Games 2022 will take place at Ave Stella Maris College, Kizhumuri, Ramamangalam on 30-04-2022 from 3 pm onwards. Organizers plan to conduct WORLD LABOUR GAMES 2023 in Ramamangalam with participation from all over the world to promote Ramamangalam Sports Tourism Village and to create more recreational opportunities for the labourers in developing and underdeveloped countries.
After the Industrial Revolution, due to the ‘Eight Hour Day’ (Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest) campaign of Robert Owen, workers got more hours for recreation and they used these hours for playing football and starting today’s many top football clubs. But in countries like India, even if labourers get more hours for recreation, they don’t have many opportunities for productive recreation. The organizers also aim to help labourers across the globe to use their recreation time effectively.
Please call 9895106043 or 95441 33714 for participating in KERALA LABOUR GAMES 2022