Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jagriti Yatra Diary - Bonding with the team

Dec 25 - We started off with a game of Dumb Charades into the wee hours of Saturday before sleep finally caught up. Around 8, we were woken up to the Jagriti Geet blaring over the PA system. Some logistical problems caused most of us to skip our baths on day 1 itself :)

We then went into a session at the AC chair car (200 yatris at a time) where the team driving the yatra was introduced to us followed by an activity 'timeline' - in which we had to introduce ourselves to the rest of the group by tracing the ups and downs in our lives. All 19 of our group got together in one of the cabins and we ended up having a lot of fun with the 'love life' parts of each other in the time line followed by Dumb Charades and Antakshari.

Dec 26 - We were still on the train between Mumbai and Thiruvanathapuram while we went through moderated sessions on Middle India, Youth Entrepreneurship and how we could impact Middle India.

Post lunch me group got together to bond further with another round of Antakshari but hardly any meaningful discussion as I started to worry a bit. We finally started discussing about Middle India, alas, we reached our destination Kochuvelli (near Trivandrum) and had to stop. :(

We then walked to a nearby beach to catch the sunset before returning to the station where all 400 spent the rest of the evening having random fun.

PS: I'll update the blog with some pictures later

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