IYC launches rally against 'hatred and violence'

IYC launches rally against 'hatred and violence'

Congress' youth wing today celebrated its foundation day

Indian Youth Congress members salute party flag during their Foundation Day celebrations, at IYC National Office in New Delhi on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018. (PTI File Photo)

Congress' youth wing today celebrated its foundation day by flagging off a rally from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat to fight "hatred and violence" in the country.

A new logo of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) was unveiled on the occasion and a 'Jan Sewak' programme was also launched to felicitate its "committed and hardworking" members.

A certificate of excellence was presented to IYC members from different parts of the country for their outstanding performance.

The 'Nafrat Chodo Pyaar Baaton (shun hatred spread the love)' rally will conclude at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat in Delhi on August 15, after passing through Rajasthan and Haryana, IYC spokesperson Amrish Ranjan Pandey said.

"The rally is aimed at eliminating the evil of hatred and discrimination in the name of religion, caste, community, gender and race. At this point, when the country is getting deeper into dangers of killings, rape, murder, lynching and mass violence, IYC had taken a pledge to remove this hatred from the country," a statement from the Congress youth wing said.

The branches of Youth Congress also launched state-wise campaigns today with an aim to further peace and love among people, Pandey said.

National president of IYC Keshav Chand Yadav unfurled the organisation's flag at its headquarters at Raisina Road here.

Also, office bearers of the Youth Congress took out a march for Gyarah Murti to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi and all other leaders who participated in the freedom struggle of the country. Besides Yadav, AICC in-charge to IYC Krishna Allavaru, vice president Srinivas B V among others participated in it.

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