Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi asks Party Workers to Preserve Democracy

Dear party colleagues and party workers,

136 years ago today, the Indian National Congress was founded and established. Over the decades, it has confronted several challenges and it has always demonstrated its resilience. Today, we rededicate ourselves to the ideals, values & principles of our organization that have been shaped, guided and inspired by some of the greatest, noblest and most selfless of Indians of the 20th century.

Divisive ideologies, anchored in hate & prejudice and which had no role whatsoever to play in our freedom movement, are now causing havoc on the secular fabric of our society. They are rewriting history to give themselves a role they do not deserve. They inflame passions, instill fear and spread animosity. The finest traditions of our parliamentary democracy are being deliberately damaged. The Indian National Congress will fight these destructive forces with all might at its command.

Let there be no doubt on our steadfast resolve. We have never and we will never compromise on our fundamental beliefs that are part of our glorious legacy. Electoral ups and downs are inevitable but what is enduring and lasting is our commitment to the service of all people of our diverse society.

On this occasion, I send my greetings and good wishes to the millions of Congress men and women across the country. And I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy 2022. Jai Hind!