Feeding 60,000 people at the Golden Temple in India
Written by Mandira Banerjee
Imagine trying to feed 60,000 people with a staff of volunteers. It’s a logistical miracle that happens every day at the Golden Temple in northern India. A group of University of Michigan students is volunteering at the religious site to see what they can learn from the massive daily feeding ritual. Leading the group is Jasprit Singh, a professor in the College of Engineering. He says the students will learn how food is used to create a sense of harmony. They’ll also see how community work and optimism can be combined to accomplish incredible tasks. Before the students left, they helped cook a meal at the Gurdwara Sahib, a Sikh worship center in Plymouth, Mich. Their trip is part of the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates program.