NEW DELHI, August 15, 2022—Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, under the leadership of DPCC president Ch. Anil Kumar, today celebrated the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence with a flag-hoisting ceremony at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan, here today. Senior Congress leaders and many workers participated.  AICC In-charge, Delhi Congress, Shri Shakti Sinh Gohil, hoisted the national flag. Ch. Anil Kumar and Shri Shakti Sinh Gohil extended their Independence Day greetings to the people of Delhi and the country.

Prominent others who were present on the occasion were ex-MPs Shri Ramesh Kumar and Shri Jagdish Tytler, Chairman of the DPCC Communications Department and ex-MLA Shri Anil Bhardwaj, former Delhi Ministers Dr Narendra Nath and Prof. Kiran Walia, ex-MLA Vijay Lochav, Delhi Congress Sewa Dal chief Sunil Kumar, District presidents Mirza Javed Ali and Manoj Yadav, Vice-Chairman of the DPCC Communications Department Shri Parvez Alam and Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress president Amrita Dhawan.

Shri Shakti Sinh Gohil said that as the country celebrates the 75th anniversary of Independence, there is nothing for the common people to celebrate as they have been weighed down by price rise, unemployment and corruption by the ruling parties, BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party, as all their policies and programmes were intended to make their rich friends richer, as the ruling party leaders filled their coffers with the proceeds from their corrupt deals. He said that this was the price people are paying for electing anti-people and corrupt leaders to power, who are misusing this sudden rise to power to loot the assets of the country and the people by framing policies which perpetuate corruption at all levels. He said that the people of India could enjoy real freedom only when they become free from unemployment, price rise and corruption. He said that   sadly, the past 8 years had witnessed unprecedented corruption and favouritism, with the country going backward in progress and development, but forward in corruption and authoritarianism. He said that both the Modi Government at the Centre and the Arvind Kejriwal Government in Delhi had become one-man shows by imposing their regressive wills on the people, who are yet to fully recover from the Covid-19 pandemic devastation. He said that the Modi and Kejriwal Governments made hollow promises as they did nothing to offer a bailout package to people devastated by the pandemic.

Shri Shakti Sinh Gohil said that Congress party has a history of struggles and sacrifices during the freedom movement and extreme hard work and struggles after Independence to take the country forward in development and progress. He said that Congress implemented programmes and policies with the sole aim of the welfare of the people, and not to impose one man’s will on the poor people. He said that leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi lived and sacrificed their lives for the country. He said that Congress party stands for truth and makes sacrifices to protect the interest of the people, and the party will continue its relentless battle to uphold truth and democracy, whatever may be the sacrifices the party leaders and workers may have to endure in the process.

Meanwhile, Delhi Congress’ Azadi Ki Gaurav Yatra, under the leadership of Ch. Anil Kumar, which began on August 9, concluded today, after covering the New Delhi and Karol Bagh Districts. The week-long Yatra covered all the 14 districts, and thousands of flag-weaving Congress workers took part, to spread the message of love, compassion and brotherhood as both the Modi and Kejriwal Governments were playing communal politics for petty political gains at the cost of the county and its people.

The New Delhi District Azadi Ki Gaurav Yatra started from Valmiki Mandir, 33 Mandir Marg Harijan Basti, and concluded at Panchkuian Road. The Karol Bagh Yatra was organized by District president Shri Madan Khorwal. Thousands of Congress workers and local people participated in the Azadi Ki Gaurav Yatra on the last leg today.