The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) is all set to commemorate the 136th Foundation Day of Indian National Congress on 26 December 2020, at Congress Bhavan, BT Road, Imphal.
In an invitational message released on Friday, MPCC cordially invites the kind presence of Hon’ble MLAs, Ex-MPs, Office Bearers of MPCC, Ex-MLAs, PCC Members, INC Councillors of Local Self Govt, Chief of Frontals/Cells/Depts, DCCs/BCCs President and Office Bearers, Party Leaders, Workers and well wishers in the commemoration that will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Former Chief Minister and CLP Leader Okram Ibobi Singh and CWC Member AICC Gaikhangam and MPCC President Govindas Konthoujam will grace the meeting as Chief Guest and Guests of Honour respectively.
The Indian National Congress was established when 72 delegates from all over the country met at Bombay in December 1885. The early leadership – Dadabhai Naoroji, Pherozeshah Mehta, Badruddin Tyabji, W.C. Bonnerji, Surendranath Banerji, Romesh Chandra Dutt, S. Subramania Iyer, among others – was largely from Bombay and Calcutta. Naoroji, a businessman and publicistsettled in London, and for a time member of the British Parliament, guided the younger nationalists. A retired British official, A.O. Hume, also played a part in bringing Indians from the various regions together.
From its foundation on 28 December 1885 until the time of India’s independence on 14 August 1947, the Indian National Congress was “the central and defining influence of the long Indian Independence Movement”. The party played a dominant role in Indian politics at the national and state level for several decades after India’s Independence. As per latest publication from Election Commission of India, the total number of parties registered was 2598, with 8 national parties, 52 state parties and 2538 unrecognised parties, among which the Indian National Congress, or popularly known as the Congress Party, is one of the oldest political parties in India as well as in the world.