Sangam's 50th Birthday

Sangam World Centre will be celebrating 50 years of being your World Centre in India during the 2016-17 Event Season! Join us for the 50th Anniversary, on 16 October 2016, or join us for any event during the season to join in the celebrations!

Sangam 50 BDayThe 50th Birthday Season Events!

Events are scheduled throughout the 2016-17 season that include elements to celebrate Sangam's 50th Birthday! Click here to see the full list of scheduled events. Don't see an event that fits with your schedule? Email to enquiry about a special event!

The 50th Anniversary Events!

Yes, events! There will be two 7 day events for the 50th Anniversary in October 2016!


There are several pricing options to join us during the 50th Anniversary events. They are as follows:

I want to stay at Sangam for the event:

  • Dorm Stay: £550
  • Camping: £415

       *Please note: upgrades to rooms upstairs will become available closer to the event.

I want to stay outside of Sangam, but join in for Programming (includes programming and meals):

  • Full event (7 days): £275
  • Price per day: £50

I want to come for the 50th Anniversary on 16th October 2016:

  • Free! You just need to let us know you are coming!


Booking your place!

Bookings are open! A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. Email to confirm your place. Remember: have your payment details ready!


Sangam's 50th Birthday Planning Team

Mary Dawson, New Zealand, Chair

The Sangam birthday season is going to be both a historic moment and one that sets the scene for the next 50 years. I hope that many of you will be able to join us in person or virtually in 2016/17.


Trish Halmshaw, England, Programme Lead

I first visited Sangam in the 1980s and I was appointed to the Sangam staff as Deputy Guider in Charge, then Programme Manager, in July 1996, just before Sangam’s 30th Birthday - a memorable way to start my new job! I was affected by the ‘Spirit of Sangam’ from the moment I arrived and I am delighted to be part of the team charged with

celebrating the Sangam spirit, history and family with all those who visit Sangam, especially during the Golden Birthday year!


Jocelyne Delgado, Senegal, Programme Support

I have the honor to be part of the planning team of the 50 birthday of Sangam. I will be with Trish who is in charge of the programme for the event.


Ana Cristina Lesmez, USA, Programme and Marketing and Communications Support

Hi, I'm Ana from Michigan in the USA. I can't wait to celebrate Sangam's 50th with you, it's going to be the party of the (half)century!!


Marnye Hall, USA, Marketing and Communications

I am a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. I fell in love with Sangam as a Community Programme participant in 2012. I am excited to be leading the marketing and communications strategy for the Sangam 50th birthday celebration with my fellow GSGUSA sister, Ana Cristina Lemez! Feel free to share your ideas with us at


Jane Smart, Wales, History

My first visit to Sangam was in 1986 as a participant, since then I have held a number of Sangam roles. I am now very thrilled to be on the 50th Birthday planning team and be able to celebrate Sangam’s Golden Birthday events with you all in 2016/17.


Kamini Jhaveri, India, Local Knowledge and BS&G

I can’t wait to have new and old friend in Pune with us to celebrate this milestone!


Jen Barron, Australia, Operations and current World Centre Manager

The team at Sangam are so excited for the coming of 50th Birthday season and can’t wait to book you all in for the celebrations!



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