Sangam Past & Present
Opened in 1966, Sangam is the Fourth World Centre in the WAGGGS Asia Pacific Region.
The History of Sangam
The name Sangam was chosen for its meaning in the ancient language of Sanskrit: ‘coming together’. The centre serves as a place for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world to come together to share their experiences, as well as the culture and traditions of their homelands and Member Organisations.
On 16th October 1966 the World Chief Guide, Lady Baden Powell, came to to India and declared the centre open with the following words:
“Love through knowledge and understanding – this will be carried out in full measure by the young people who will fill this place, and it is with deep joy in my heart that I declare Sangam open.”