50 years in Assembly; Kerala to celebrate Oommen Chandy’s golden jubilee
Kottayam: Former Chief Minister and AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy has completed 50 long years as MLA in the Kerala assembly. Celebrating his golden jubilee as MLA, ‘Sukrutham Suvarnam’, a special programme will be held on Thursday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi will inaugurate the celebrations virtually through Zoom app on Thursday at 5 pm. The celebrations will be held as per COVID-19 protocol at Mammen Mappila hall in Kottayam.
A total of 50 VIPs from social, political, community and spiritual fields are expected to attend the event. Rahul Gandhi, AK Antony, KC Venugopal and Mukul Wasnik will felicitate Oommen Chandy.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran and various front leaders will also attend the event in Kottayam.
Kottayam DCC is hosting the event. According to them, around 16 lakh people will join the celebrations via virtual platforms.
Congress committees will make arrangements to stream the programme for the public at various places.
The golden jubilee celebrations will commence at 3.30 pm with a patriotic song. Chronicles of Oommen Chandy’ s life will be displayed at 4.30 pm. Only invited people will be allowed to enter the hall.
Oommen Chandy’s programmes on Thursday
The veteran politician will start his golden jubilee celebrations by offering prayers at the church. He will attend the holy mass at 7 am.
After attending a public meet at 10 am in Puthupally, he will take a tour via Vakathanam, Meenadam, Pambadi, Kooroppada, Akalakunnam, Ayarkunnam and Manarcad panchayats. At 2 pm, he will return to Kottayam. After having lunch, he will attend the public function.
Programme schedule of ‘Sukrutham Suvarnam’
3.30 am Patriotic song
4.30 Chronicles of Oommen Chandy’s life
5.00 Inauguration, Sonia Gandhi
6.00 Closing ceremony, Oommen Chandy to address the gathering