Along with the rest of the country, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) observed the 136th Foundation Day of Indian National Congress, today at Congress Bhawan here.
The meeting was presided over by MPCC general secretary Sanjay Das.
MPCC working president James S. Lyngdoh unfurled the party’s flag and inaugurated the programme at 11:30 am.
Lyngdoh took pride in the fact that he belongs to the oldest political party which was launched in Mumbai (then called Bombay) on this day in 1885 by its founder president W C Banerjee and founder general secretary A O Hume.
While talking of the glorious history of the party, Lyngdoh recalled how in 1919, Mahatma Gandhi had transformed the Congress party into a mass movement which brought freedom from the British Rule.
He also spoke of the contributions of all Congress Prime Ministers, and presidents, Pandit Jawhalarlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh in ensuring stability, peace, progress along with building a strong secular India.
He called upon the young generation to read the glorious history of Congress and propagate it among the masses.
Even in spite of the ongoing Christmas festival and Covid-19 protocol, quite a large number of party leaders attended and addressed the historic programme.
Prominent among those who attended and spoke on the occasion included Mahila Congress president Joplin S. Shylla, Youth Congress general secretary Fernandez S. Dkhar, NSUI Meghalaya unit president Bansharailang Pyngrope and party functionaries.