1.The Indian National Congress dedicates this Convention to the memory of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in a year when we will mark his 50th death anniversary and celebrate his 125th birth anniversary. Pandit Nehru was the prime architect of the modern Indian republic, with its profound commitment to parliamentary democracy, secularism, science and technology, economic planning, social justice and an independent foreign policy. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he along with other great Congresspersons like Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Rajendra Prasad, Rajaji, Sarojini Naidu, Babasaheb Ambedkar and others, not only fought for our freedom, but also gave shape and direction to post-independence India. His contribution to the making of our Constitution, and indeed our nation-state, is most fundamental. The legacy of Pandit Nehru will continue to inspire all Congresspersons, and all Indians, across generations, irrespective of their political affiliations.