Congress takes out flag march in Mumbai on party's foundation day

Congress takes out flag march in Mumbai on party's foundation day

EC News Desk

Mumbai, December 28, 2019: The Maharashtra unit of the Congress on Saturday took out a flag march here with the message of 'Save Bharat-Save Constitution' on the occasion of the party's foundation day.

The march was taken out between the August Kranti Maidan and the statue of Lokmanya Tilak near Girgaum Chowpatty.

Congress general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra, Mallikarjun Kharge, and other state unit leaders participated in the march, which began after the flag-hoisting ceremony at Tejpal Hall near August Kranti Maidan.

It was in this hall, the foundation of the Congress party was laid in 1885.

Before the march began, the party leaders and workers also paid homage at the martyrs' memorial at August Kranti Maidan.

he Congress on its 135th foundation day on Saturday said that India has always come first for it through the ages and sacrifice for the nation stands above all else for the party.

 

On the occasion, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi hoisted the party's flag at its headquarters here at 24, Akbar Road.

"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," the party said on its official Twitter handle.

"135 years of Unity, 135 years of justice, 135 years of equality, 135 years of ahimsa, 135 years of freedom. Today we celebrate 135 years of Indian National Congress," it said.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders AK Antony, Motilal Vohra and Anand Sharma among others attended the event.

Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh also distributed sweets among children present at the ceremony.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet, acknowledged the selfless contribution of millions of Congress workers through the ages.

 (With ANI Inputs)