India's oldest political party, Congress celebrated its 134th Foundation Day on Friday by hoisting the national flag and remembering some of its iconic leaders and freedom fighters.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi celebrated the day by cutting a cake with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and other senior leaders of the party.
The Indian National Congress is a broadly based political party in India. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa.
Congress is a secular party whose social democratic platform is generally considered to be on the centre-left of Indian politics. Congress' social policy is based upon the Gandhian principle of Sarvodaya—the lifting up of all sections of society—which involves the improvement of the lives of economically underprivileged and socially marginalised people.