Congress on Tuesday celebrated its 126th foundation day with its chief Sonia Gandhi unfurling the party flag at a function here.
Top Congress leaders including Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, A K Antony, S Jaipal Reddy, Kapil Sibal, G K Vasan, Kantilal Bhuria, Vayalar Ravi, Sachin Pilot, Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and senior leaders R K Dhawan and M L Fotedar were among those present.
The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Mrs. Gandhi distributed sweets to children who had joined the function at the party headquarters.
Sonia Gandhi also laid the foundation stone for the new party headquarters in the capital.
A series of functions and welfare programmes are being launched across the country to mark the occasion.
The Indian National Congress was founded on this day in 1885. (ANI)