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The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee commemorated the 131st birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at the Congress Bhawan in Imphal on Saturday.
Speaking at the remembrance ceremony, Congress leader and former Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh said that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the architect of new India and added that India didn’t become a superpower overnight or in the last five years.
It is the contribution of Congress leaders such as Pandit Nehru and many others which have led India to become what it is today.
Speaking about the recent political debacle of the Congress party, Ibobi Singh said, “Congress workers should not be disheartened with the current state of the party as India is a democratic country and political parties have ups and down in a democracy. Our duty is to continue serving the people whether we are in power or not.”
On the sidelines of the remembrance event of Nehru’s 131st birth anniversary, Singh also wished everyone a peaceful and prosperous Diwali.
“Let the bond between the siblings be strengthened this Ningol Chakouba,” he added.
Congress President Manipur Unit, Moirangthem Okendro, former MLA Mairembam Prithviraj, were among others who attended the ceremony.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)