A meeting of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi on Thursday (1 June) discussed the prospects for continued peace on the subcontinent.
GV Congress building
SV Mrs. Gandhi with AICC delegates.
CU Congress President saluting.
GV Congress delegates standing outside building.
MV Bangladesh leaders talking to West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr. S.S. Ray.
MV Mrs. Gandhi holding delegate badge.
GV & SV Mrs. Gandhi speaking to delegates (2 shots)
LV Delegates seated.
CU & SV Mr. Ram speaking as delegates listen. (5 shots)
CU Mr. S.S. Ray speaking in English1 as delegates listen.
SOF STARTS: "Sir, we in the Congress....
SOF ENDS: "......on the subcontinent."
RAY: "Sir, we in the Congress, have always believed that friendship and understanding are to the mutual benefit of our peoples. We hope that the bilateral talks at various levels will lead not only to normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan, but will also provide a reliable basis for peace and purposeful cooperation on the subcontinent."
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THE SOUND ON FILM INCLUDES REMARKS IN HINDI BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND REMARKS IN ENGLISH MADE BY THE MINISTER FROM WEST BENGAL. A TRANSCRIPT OF THE ENGLISH APPEARS BELOW.
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Background: A meeting of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi on Thursday (1 June) discussed the prospects for continued peace on the subcontinent. The Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, warned that summit agreements and accords between the big powers might lead to pressures in the underdeveloped world.
India's Minister of Defence, Jagjivan Ram presented to the meeting a draft resolution on the International Situation. The resolution welcomed the emergence of the Republic of Bangladesh and praised the Treaty of Friendship between India and Bangladesh.
The resolution also states that the Congress has always condemned imperialism, colonialism and racialism in all parts of the world. The resolution particularly condemns the United States for its role in Vietnam and urges that the Paris peace talks be resumed.
According to the resolution, the Congress welcomes the Prime Minister's initiative to start bilateral talks with Pakistan. Commenting an that passage, the Chief Minister from West Bangal, S.S. Ray, said that Pakistan and India must work together to ensure a lasting peace on the subcontinent.
SYNOPSIS: At the All India Congress Committee meeting in New Dolhi on Thursday, Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi arrived early to talk to the delegates before addressing the Congress.
Leading the meeting was the new Congress President, Dr. S.D. Sharma. One of the main purposes of the meeting was the presentation of a draft resolution on the International Situation.
Mrs. Gandhi talked with two delegates from the Awami League in Bangladesh, who participated in the session as observers. The resolution on the International Situation begins by expressing confidence that Bangladesh will seen join the United Nations.
Presenting the draft resolution was the Minister of Defence, Jagjivan Ram. He said that the Congress has consistently condemned imperialism, colonialism and racialism in all their manifestations. The resolution particularly depletes the role of the United States in Vietnam. The Chief Minister from West Bengal, S.S. Ray, spoke of the scheduled bilateral talks between India and Pakistan.