Ramgarh: The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday organised Smriti Utsav, a state-level party meet here to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the historic three-day session of the Indian National Congress in 1940 held in the town and attended by iconic Congress leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad. The three-day session held from March 18, 1940, gave a new direction to India’s freedom struggle.
In her video message for the utsav, AICC president Sonia Gandhi said the historic session was held when fascism and nazism were throttling democracy, civil liberties and pluralism. She said, “The Indian National Congress was at the forefront in the battle for a new India.”
Addressing the function, state Congress president Rameshwar Oraon said the party had struggled for freedom against the British after Independence, it brought revolutionary changes in all sectors under the leadership of the party’s freedom fighters.
Congress legislative party leader Alamgir Alam said the freedom struggle intensified after the Ramgarh session. “This district holds great significance in India’s freedom struggle,” he said.
The event was attended by almost party leaders of the state.