Alumni YSS at Taj Mahal

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4 YSS Alumni represented Malaysia in ASEAN-India Student Exchange Programme (AISEP) 2018 and had a Golden opportunity to visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

They were :
1. SRI BALASUBRAMANIYAM A/L SUBRAMANIAM – #AlumniYSS_PoliteknikNilai #AlumniYSS_UPM, GSVC Vietnam 2015


3. KHALIF NOOR NADIRA BINTI NOOR SHANSUDDIN – #AlumniYSS_UNITEN, Misi Sukarelawan Siswa YSS-ASEAN ke Miri, Sarawak 2017

4. NUR ISMAZATUL HUSNA BINTI ISMAIL – #AlumniYSS_UPM, Misi Sukarelawan Siswa YSS-ASEAN Ke Lao PDR 2016

This visit to Taj Mahal was part of the itinerary in AISEP2018. The purpose of the visit was to promote the uniqueness and the beauty of Taj Mahal of India.

Talking about AISEP2018 – it is a programme jointly organised by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). This programme was held from 14-23 January 2018. The participants from 10 ASEAN Countries and overall 250 students took part in this Exchange Programme. The purpose of this visit was to create ‘people-to-people contact’ and to create awareness of ASEAN among Indian youths.

The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a vast Mughal garden that encompasses nearly 17 hectares, in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal with construction starting in 1632 AD and completed in 1648 AD with the mosque, the guest house and the main gateway on the south, the outer courtyard and its cloisters were added subsequently and completed in 1653 AD. The existence of several historical and Quranic inscriptions in Arabic script have facilitated setting the chronology of Taj Mahal. For its construction, masons, stone-cutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome builders and other artisans were requisitioned from the whole of the empire and also from the Central Asia and Iran. Ustad-Ahmad Lahori was the main architect of the Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture. Its recognised architectonic beauty has a rhythmic combination of solids and voids, concave and convex and light shadow; such as arches and domes further increases the aesthetic aspect. The colour combination of lush green scape reddish pathway and blue sky over it showcases the monument in ever changing tints and moods. The relief work in marble and inlay with precious and semi precious stones make it a monument apart.


#SoaringUpwards #YSS #YSSAlumni #MoHE #KPT#GlobalVolunteerLeaders

– YBM Dato Seri Idris Jusoh YSS Patron
– YB Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching
– Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi
– Akademi Kepimpinan Pendidikan Tinggi

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