Khaled Choudhury is a theatre personality and artist of Bengal, who worked for both Bengali and Hindi.
Khaled Choudhury was born on 20 December 1919 in Assam . His father was Chandranath Dutta Choudhury and his mother was Hem Nalini.
He worked for various directors of both Bengali and Hindi plays, including Sombhu Mitra, Tripti Mitra, and Shyamanand Jalan in various capacities creating the Stage, sets and costumes and later as Music Director.
His contributions in the form of artistic talent in the fields of drawing, painting and music (both folk and western) enabled him to be involved in Shahider Daak, a shadow theatre in 1947.
He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan on 2012 and has also received Fellowship of Sangeet Natak Academy– Academy Ratna in the year 2008.
Sangeet Natak Academy Award in 1986, Kalidas Samman from Govt of Madhya Pradesh in 2005, Paschim Banga Rajya Academy Award in 2008, Chamanlal Memorial Award, New Delhi in 2000 and Shiromani Puroskar in 1997 are a few awards received by him.
He has also been honoured with honorary doctorates by Rabindra Bharati University in 2000 and Vidyasagar University , two years later.
International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day (1 May)
In India, Labour Day is a public holiday held on every 1 May. It is celebrated as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas. The holiday is tied to labour movements for communist and socialist political parties. Labour Day is known as "Kamgar Din" in Hindi, "Kamgar Divas" in Marathi and "Uzhaipalar dhinam" in Tamil.
The first May Day celebration in India was organized in Madras by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on 1st May 1923. This was also the first time the red flag was used in India.
The Labour Kisan party has introduced May Day celebrations in Madras. Comrade Singaravelar presided over the meeting. A resolution was passed stating that the government should declare May Day as a holiday.
It has its origins within the historical struggles of workers and their trade unions internationally for solidarity between working people in their struggles to win fair employment standards and more importantly, to establish a culture of human and worker rights.