The Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal released a commemorative postal stamp at the concluding function of Diamond Jubilee Year of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, in New Delhi on February 24, 2012. On this occasion Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has said that Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC ), which was established with an ambition to provide integrated health care and social security to India’s working class in the organized sector and their families, over a period of time has become the backbone of the working class in the country. Speaking at the concluding function of the Diamond Jubilee Year Celebrations of ESIC here today, Shri Kharge said numerous benchmarks of excellence, quality and services have been achieved by ESIC during the last six decades. He said “it has served as an agent for empowering the workforce with social security. Not only the worker and their families have been protected from adversity, but it has also facilitated the acceleration of urbanization and industrialization of the country”. The commemorative postal stamp depicting ESIC’s far reaching contribution to India’s social security scenario.