Congress celebrates 136th Foundation Day
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Former Minister and President JKPCC, Ghulam Ahmed Mir cautioned the people and party men about the challenges before the party by the communal and divisive forces in the country.
He reiterated the pledge to remain committed to the fundamental ideals of the party and make it stronger to meet the challenge. Mir was speaking in the 136th Foundation Day celebration of the Party, here on Monday. PCC Chief hoisted party flag at party HQ in the presence of large number of workers.
Addressing the gathering, Mir threw light on the history of Congress Party and its contribution and sacrifices for the freedom of the Country and achievements towards nation building in the post-independent period.
It was on this day in 1885, the Congress was founded and during its 135 years of the service to the nation, the Congress Party remained committed to the principle of secularism and socialism and for strengthening the unity and integrity of the nation, Mir said.
“It was the Congress Party under whose banner the entire countrymen irrespective of caste, creed, colour or religion unitedly fought against the mighty British rulers for the freedom of the country.” he added.
Raman Bhalla referred to the historical role of the Congress party, said that it is the sole party which is a unifying force and can ensure equitable development and balanced treatment to all three regions of the state and meet the challenge posed by the communal and divisive forces.
He urged the party workers to carry out the programmes and achievement Congress Party to the masses more vigorously. Others who spoke on the occasion includes former Ministers Vice Presidents PCC Mula Ram and Kanta Bhan; Co-Treasurer PCC Rajnish Sharma; General Secretaries PCC Th. Balwan Singh, Yogesh Sawhney Incharge DCC Jammu Urban and Shiv Dev Singh (Ex-MLA).