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Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Raebareli

Press Trust of India
Oct 08, 2013 at 01:12pm IST

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Uttar Pradesh's first All India Institute of Medical Sciences complex in her parliamentary constituency.

Gandhi, who was accompanied by her daughter Priyanka Vadra, performed "bhoomi pujan" near old sugar mill at Munshiganj after which construction work for the building has begun. The project is estimated to cost Rs 1,000 crore.

Gandhi also visited the District Agriculture Science Centre and launched Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) training programme. She also laid the foundation stone of city resource center of housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry, to be constructed by HUDCO.

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Raebareli

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Raebareli

The Congress President also visited SimHans hospital at Gora Bazar and met 17-year-old Renu, who has a cleft lip, and enquired about her health.

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