Cong remembers former INC prez

SHILLONG, Jan 23: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Saturday paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary at State Central Library Campus, Shillong.
According to a statement from the MPCC, the programme kick-started with the gathering singing Vande Mataram, which was then followed by paying floral tributes to the statue of Netaji.
MPCC president, James S Lyngdoh, while addressing the gathering, dwelt in length about the contributions of Netaji.
He said Netaji was elected as the president of Indian National Congress in 1938 and had formed a National Planning Committee, which formulated a policy of broad industrialisation. “Apart from the Satyagraha in the country led by Mahatma, Netaji fought a full battle against the British from exile during World War II. He had freed Andaman & Nicobar Islands from British, and conquered up to Manipur border which was the first ‘freedom’ India had got,” Lyngdoh said.
Speaking about Netaji’s visit to Shillong, the MPCC president said the former, during his Shillong visit, had sojourned at a bungalow known as Ashley Hall near the Earl Sanatorium and had visited Congress office at Umsohsun.
The curtains came down on the programme with the national anthem.

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