Disable anchor should not get clicked ( it should disabled)

I have below table strucure

<table>
<tr>
<td><a href="#"><label id="manual_attnd">Manual Attendance</label></a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><a href="#"><label id="view_attnd"></label>View</a></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td><a href="#"><label id="edit_attnd"></label>Edit</a></td>
</tr>

</table>

I want label 'Manual Attendance' to be disabled , means anchor tag should not get clicked on load.

Thanks .