A journey through times

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Sunday. Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur also paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in the morning. On Saturday, he had visited his alma mater Hindu College, from where he had graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and topped the university.

  • Published 26.03.18
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A JOURNEY THROUGH TIMES: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Sunday. Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur also paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in the morning. On Saturday, he had visited his alma mater Hindu College, from where he had graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and topped the university.

"This college made me what I am today. Today I am visiting here after a gap of 70 years and remember the past sweet events of my life during my stay in the college as student," he said, addressing students and teachers. "I came to this college in the holy city of Amritsar as a 1st year student in September 1948."

"What I am today is because of the education imparted to me by the distinguished teachers and members of the faculty of Hindu College," the former Prime Minister repeated. "I am thankful to my teachers Professor Mast Ram Jain, Professor S.R. Kalia, Dr Jugal Kishore Trikha and B.L. Kapoor as they are my real heroes. Perhaps without them I couldn't recognise my hidden potential," he said, also recalling the contribution of principal Sant Ram Grover.

Singh said he was grateful to be inducted as the first member of the alumni and considered 2018 to be a special year as it brought him the chance to visit his college. (PTI picture)

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