Congress President and UPA Chairperson visited Malda in West Bengal to attend the function for laying foundation stone of a Technical institute named after late Congress leader ABA Ghani Khan Choudhury. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. "I am now very happy to witness the event which is the fulfilment of a promise made in 2008 for an institute like this, in his memory. That has become a reality now and our respected Prime Minister has just now laid the foundation stone for the institute. The Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute for Engineering and Technology will focus on informal and job-oriented academic courses. I am hopeful that this institute will play a crucial role towards Malda's development. This institute will not only help social and economic development of this region but also will, to a great extent, help prevent the youth from migrating to other cities for job or study. The students, both boys and girls, will get informal but job-oriented education from here which will make them enable to secure lucrative employment" said Sonia Gandhi.