Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by her daughter Priyanka Gandhi 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.
The Congress President also visited the District Agriculture Science Centre and launched Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) training programme. Sonia Gandhi later laid the foundation stone of city resource center of housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry, to be constructed by HUDCO.
She also met a girl - 17-year-old Renu - treated by the Smile Train, which provides free cleft and palate treatment across India, at SimHans hospital at Gora Bazar, and enquired about her health.