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New Delhi: Cong headquarters to move to Kotla Road

December 27, 2009 15:12 IST

The Congress will soon shift to its new headquarters at Kotla Road in New Delhi with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi laying the foundation stone of the Indira Gandhi Bhavan on Monday.

The function being held on the Foundation Day of the party marks the beginning of year-long celebrations to commemorate 125 years of the party's formation.

Since the Congress split in 1978, AICC headquarters was at 24, Akbar Road. Now, it will be shifted to the new office on Kotla Road in Central Delhi.

The celebrations based on the theme "past foundation andfuture vision" will also apprise people of the country, particularly the younger generation, of the party's history and legacy.

Plans are also afoot to hold four regional conferences as part of the celebrations. Though venues are yet to be decided, they are expected to be held across the country -- north, west, south, east and northeast.

Moreover, achievement of the party at every level -- social, economic, cultural and international – since independence will be projected through various media.

Party sources said that Congress is looking to synergise "the legacy of late prime minister Indira Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi's vision for the future" with this campaign.

A series of programmes are being organised to "galvanise the cadre and rekindle and relink the spirit of the Congress," they said.

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