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Students present album to Sonia

Written by: Staff

Kochi, Mar 5 (UNI) Disappointed over the cancellation of AICC President Sonia Gandhi's visit to their college thrice, two students of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology at Kottayam, met her here this morning and presented an album on the institute.

Claiming the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, set up by the Kerala Government in 1991, was the first ''memorial'' in honour of the Former Prime Minister, Savio Sebastian and Dennis expressed disappointment that Ms Gandhi's visit to the institute to dedicate it to the nation, had been cancelled for the third time.

Ms Gandhi was earlier scheduled to visit the institute in August and December 2004.

Her visit to Kottyam, scheduled for today, was cancelled in view of the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct following the announcement of Assembly elections in Kerala.

Apart from the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Ms Gandhi was to visit the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Centre at Puduppalli in Kottayam.

Besides presenting her with a colour photo album depicting the ''enormous strides'' made by the institute, the students also sought her help to set up an indoor stadium, optic fibre connectivity, open air auditorium, guest house and an electrical laboratory testing and caliberation centre in the college.

''We are very happy to meet Ms Gandhi. She listened to us patiently and assured us that she would look into our needs. She also promised to visit us after the Assembly elections are over,'' the students told reporters after the meeting.


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