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Coal Miners Day 2020: All You Need to Know



May 4, 2020 - Coal miners are some of the great unsung heroes of Industrial and modern civilization, who spend every day digging tunnelling and extracting coal from the mines.


Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth and Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the earth.

Coal miners dig deep into the darkest places in the world to bring out the riches that help to sustain our lifestyles. Coal mining is one of the toughest profession and to highlight the situation of people working in coal mines Coal Miners Day is observed every year.

Every year May 4 is celebrated as Coal Miners Day. This day show appreciation for the sacrifices, honour the accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hardworking individuals experience.

On this Coal Miners Day, here are some quotes which highlight the difficulties faced by the coal miners.


Coal Miners Day 2020: Quotes

"One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the coal to come bubbling up to the surface. One must go deep down, and work out every vein carefully." -Arthur Sullivan

"Mining is a dangerous profession. There's no way to make a mine completely safe: These are the words owners have always used to excuse needless deaths and the words miners use to prepare for them." -Tawni O'Dell

"A society must create lots of sunshine for its miners as they need the sun most! And 'to be remembered, to be respected' is a good sunshine; 'safety in the mine' is a good sunshine!" -Mehmet Murat ildan

"Then there was the whole concept of coal mining, which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world, and which draws and develops a certain kind of man." -Martin Cruz Smith

"The mining industry might make wealth and power for a few men and women, but the many would always be smashed and battered beneath its giant treads." -Katharine Susannah Prichard

"Feeling good in front of the coal stove in a cold day? That's good, but over there you must also feel the sorrows of the miners! In heaven, don't forget the people in hell!" -Mehmet Murat ildan

"Working in the tea fields under a beautiful sunshine is the dream of all the miners." -Mehmet Murat ildan

People have worked as coal miners for centuries, but they became increasingly important during the Industrial revolution between 1760 and 1840.

In India, coal mining began in 1774. The states Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and some central and southern parts of the country are coal-rich regions.