The Young Chronicle: For Grade 3 May 3rd, 2015 - Page 2

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE Nepal was hit by an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale, and a maximum Mercalli Intensity, with its epicenter at east southeast Lamjung, Nepal. The Mercalli intensity is a sesmic scale used to measure the effect of an Earthquake and is different from the Richter scale which measures the magnitude of the Earthquake. The natural calamity has caused severe damages, turning Nepal to a mass of rubble. With the death toll mounting each day, the people of Nepal are still struggling to cope with the devastation. Nearly 6,000 people including women and children have died and more than thousands have been injured. The houses have turned into debris. Care.org, Oxfam, International Federation of Red Cross and others are providing food, clean water, hygiene kits, sanitation, diapers for children and medical facilities. Several Non-Profit Organizations such as Save the Child, through the social media, NGO’s and Media houses. Remember, your little contribution can make a huge difference. What do you think? The European Union (EU) has provided €3 million. The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a flight from Dubai which would be carrying food and supplies to Nepal. Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) has distributed four inter-agency emergency health kits to hospitals in As Nepal is going Nepal through a rough that time, the entire conworld is extending a tains helping hand. Social medimedia such as Facal cebook has initiated supto collect donations plies. for earthquake vicCountims. Google has tries launched like the ‘Google Person China, Finder’ tool to find Singapore, UK, and India are collecting funds to aid the relief work. missing persons At this need of the hour, you can extend your support by contributing LABOUR DAY The Labour Day in India is celebrated to honour the contribution of working men and women. It is observed on the first of May every year. Also called May Day, it corresponds to the International Workers' Day which is celebrated around the world. History of Labour Day in India Labour Day in India or May Day was first celebrated in present day Chennai, then Madras on May 1, 1923. The ini- tiative was taken by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. The leader of the party, Comrade Singaravelar arranged two meetings to celebrate this occasion. should announce a national holiday on May Day. He also emphasised the need for nonviolence within a political party. This was the first time a red flag was used in India. Origin of Labour Day The history of the Labour Day dates back to May 1, 1886. On this day, labour unions in the One meeting was held at the Triplicane Beach, and United States of Amerithe other took place at the ca decided to go on a strike with the demand beach opposite Madras High Court. On the meet- that workers should not ing, Singaravelar passed a be allowed to work more than 8 hours a day. resolution which stated that the government