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Monday, September 24, 2012

Sonia Gandhi’s gift to Raebareli - a girls’ degree college in the name of Indira Gandhi

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi presented the people of her constituency a memorable gift - a degree college for girls in the memory of former Prime Minister Late Indira Gandhi. “Rae Bareli was the Indira Ji’s  ‘karmbhoomi’ and it was her wish that a girls’ degree college should be built in her memory,” said Sonia Gandhi in her address after laying the foundation stone for two road projects in her constituency.
During her two-day visit to Rae Bareli, Sonia Gandhi informed that the human resource development ministry has taken an initiative to set up a degree college here. “The state government has also shown positive stand in giving land and as soon as land is provided, the work will begin and the college will be named after Indira Gandhi,” informed Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress MP informed that the Congress-led UPA government had taken concrete steps in the field of education. Sonia Gandhi pointed out that approval has been given for one model school in every block for which 75 per cent of the cost is being borne by the UPA government. Sonia Gandhi added that in Uttar Pradesh, money has been provided for 148 schools.
The Congress President reiterated that the society and country would progress only when maximum people get educated and also explained that the Congress-led UPA government has been working in this direction because it realizes that the key to a bright future is education.

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