Mamata wishes all migrant workers on World Day of Social Justice
Kolkata: The United Nations' (UN) World Day of Social Justice is observed on February 20 every year to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication.
It also focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration.
To mark this day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished all the migrant workers who returned to the state after loss of jobs due to DeMonetisation
"Today is World Day of Social Justice. This year's theme celebrates rights of migrant workers," Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page.
"Bengal Goverment runs a scheme of one-time grant of Rs 50,000 for migrant workers who returned to the state after loss of jobs due to DeMonetisation," Ms Banerjee said.
"My best wishes to all," she added.
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The UN upholds the principles of social justice by promoting gender equality and the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. They advance social justice by removing barriers faced by people because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.
For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of the global mission to promote development and human dignity.
The General Assembly proclaimed February 20 as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly.
Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.