I am also an explorer like Columbus!Almost all the active Members of ISC know that I have been living in Delhi for more than 25 years. I have lived in different areas of Delhi and visited many tourist spots of the city. I started thinking that I know almost all important places of the city. But I have proved myself wrong.
On 25th February, 2018 (Sunday), my wife and I took our daughter to an institute located at GT-Karnal Road for an online competitive examination. This place is located at Singhu Border. Earlier I saw the area from moving vehicles while going to Chandigarh or Simla. But on that day, I had to visit the place, which is very dirty and gives an overall unpleasant feeling.
There was no question of returning home (at a distance of almost 30 kilometres) immediately, because the examination was of only 2 hours duration. So, when the examination commenced, my wife and I started exploring. We crossed the highway, and, what a surprise! We found a beautiful Jain Temple in a very large complex. Inside the complex, the environment was entirely different. There was a well-maintained lawn, garden with beautiful flowers, a small canteen for refreshment, clean washroom and a beautiful temple with idols of Jain religious figures. We spent two beautiful hours inside the complex, enjoyed the architecture of the temple, had cold drinks and some food items from the canteen and even had a short nap in the garden.
I had never heard of this wonderful Jain Temple earlier. Although nobody will admit, I think myself an explorer no less than Christopher Columbus. I explored the GT-Karnal Road on that day and found Shri Atma Vallabh Jain Smarak Shikshan Nidhi.