Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday called upon party workers to preserve Indian democracy and culture, as the party celebrated its 137th foundation day.
"Congress is not just a political party, it is a movement. It's leaders have participated in the struggle for independence, served jail time and even laid down their lives," Sonia Gandhi said in a video message.
"Those who did not participate in the struggle for independence will never understand its value. All steps are being taken to attack the foundation of India," she said.
The Congress President called upon party workers to preserve democracy at all cost.
"History is being falsified, our composite culture is being destroyed. Common citizens are feeling scared and unsafe. Democracy has been sidelined and there is an autocratic government," she said.
"Congress cannot stay quiet at a time like this. No one would be allowed to destroy the heritage of the country," she said.
Congress celebrated its 137th foundation day, with Party President Sonia Gandhi unfurling the party flag.
The flag, comprising the tri-colour with a spinning wheel in the center, was adopted by Congress as its flag in 1931.
However, a small accident happened as the Congress President unfurled the flag, and the flag fell from the pole.
Party leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, AK Antony, KC Venugopal and several senior party leaders were also present at the foundation day celebration.