The newly constructed building of Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE) was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here today in Rohini.Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Union Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment renamed the Central Board for Workers’ Education as “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development” Speaking on the occasion Smt Sumitra Mahajan said Shri Dattopant Thengadi ji contributed very immensely for the economic growth of the county and was a wellknown trade unionist of national repute Smt Mahajan urged the officers and staff of the institute to imbibe the work culture of Dattopant Thengadi. She said abbrevaration of the name of the institute be avoided as it kills the spirit behind naming.Bandaru Dattatreya said that Board has been responsive and useful towards the needs of workers in the country. K. Sathiyavathy, OSD, Ministry of Labour and Employment made suggestions to make organization more effective and relevant. Earlier Shri K. Lakshma Reddy Chairman, Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development, welcomed the guests and underlined the importance of role being played by the institution.
The Governing Body of Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE) in its 166th meeting held on 10/11/2014 and 18/11/2014 took the decision to change the name of the CBWE as “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development”. The Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment also approved it. The Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development) having national network is a Central Autonomous Body, under Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, engaged in generating awareness about various subjects relating to labour, industry, nation and other socio-economic issues, besides Government’s schemes amongst both organized and unorganized/ rural sector workers for the last 59 years in the country. It has been working since 1958 with its network of 50 Regional Directorates, 9 Sub Regional Directorates, 6 Zonal Directorates. The Headquarter is situated at Nagpur. It also has an Apex National Training Institute i.e. Indian Institute of Workers’ education at Mumbai. Born on 10th November, 1920 Shri Dattopant Thengadi devoted entire his life for the upliftment of the poor people and promotion of social harmony in the country. He was a great thinker, intellectual and efficient organizer, a towering personality in the Labour Movement in India and founder of many national level social organizations. The Workers education is very relevant and necessary for the empowerment of workers in organized sector, unorganized sector and rural sector of our country.