UNITED SIKHS Oxford University Travel Aid Volunteers visit Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar (Golden Temple)
Sep 10, 2006


Pull of Darbar Sahib
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Four Oxford University students had visualised the Golden Temple nestling in tranquil surroundings. They were disappointed to see the holy place amidst congested and highly polluted area of the city. However, the plan to lay an elevated road to decongest the traffic was of little solace to them. The students: Mr David Whiteside, Aiman Leung, Ms Annie Mcdermott and Ms Miranda Jones were here with students and teachers of Khalsa College for thee weeks to get a feel of life here. Ms Annie Mcdermott said she had expressed her wish to visit the Golden Temple to Mr Inderjit Singh and Ms Ramanpreet Kaur Baath, two Sikh British graduates. And they accompanied her under the United Sikhs Oxford University Travel Air English Language Teaching Programme. Though the heavy rush and wayward traffic around Darbar Sahib was forboding, but the warmth of people made up for it. Ms Aiman Leung was found students here more disciplined and respectful to teachers. She said the students were more keen on studying in universities of the Uk. They also visited Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Anandpur Sahib and Chandigarh.

They found Chandigarh like a European city free from pollution and heavy rush. 

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