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Congress to distribute 50 lakh food kits, PPEs to mark Rahul Gandhi’s 50th birthday today...
To mark the 50th birthday of its former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on June 19, the Congress has decided to distribute 50 lakh food packets and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to COVID-19 warriors across the country.
Gandhi, who turned 50 today (June 19, 2020), decided not to celebrate his birthday this year due to COVID-19 pandemic and the death of 20 army jawans at Galwan Valley of Ladakh.
“As you all know, the nation is mourning the tragic loss of our brave soldiers in the standoff at the border with China. In this context, the suggested programmes like distribution of food kits among the neediest people and community kitchens for the poor must be held with utmost reverence and respect to our brave soldiers,” Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said in his communication to all state units and leaders on Thursday.
“All sorts of celebrations, including cake-cutting, sloganeering and putting up banners must be avoided up to the grassroot level,” he said. He said that leaders and workers across the country should observe silence and offer prayers for two minutes in honour of soldiers