Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The Factories Department, in association with the National Safety Council, Andhra Pradesh chapter, is celebrating the 35th National Safety Day on March 4.

Director of Factories R. Koteswara Rao in a press note issued here on Thursday said Labour Minister G. Vinod would inaugurate the celebrations. The Minister would release a booklet, `Plastic parisramalalo bhadratha' in Telugu, brought out by the Factories Department in association with the NSC AP chapter.

Principal Secretary (Labour) Asha Murthy would also be present. On the eve of the celebrations, essay-writing, slogan-writing and poster painting competitions on safety, health and environment were conducted on January 29. The Minister would present awards to the winners on the occasion.