The Congress party on Friday (Dec 28) celebrated its 134th Foundation Day, with party chief Rahul Gandhi hoisting the national flag at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi.
On the occasion, Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cut a cake in the presence of other senior party leaders. The party also paid tributes to some of its iconic leaders and freedom fighters.
Rahul said, “On Congress Foundation Day, let us celebrate and acknowledge the selfless service and contributions of millions of Congress workers, men and women, who have helped build and sustain the Congress party over the ages. We owe these unsung heroes our gratitude and respect. I salute them all.”
The event at the Akbar Road office was attended by senior party leaders, including Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former defence minister AK Antony. A separate cake was cut by Antony whose birthday happens the same date. Top party leaders Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Motilal Vora were also present on the occasion.
Congress on Twitter said, “Over the last 134 years of Congress history, we have stood for justice, equality, non-violence, unity, freedom and, above all, dialogue. For all the years to come, we will continue to uphold these values and stand with the people of our country.”
In another tweet, the party explained how sacrifice for the country is of utmost importance to the party. “Sacrifice for the nation stands above all else for the Congress party. From the time of our foundation, through the Indian independence movement and for all the days to come, India comes first,” it said.
“We will win & we will lose, but we will never stop fighting for the pride of our nation,” it added.