Jan 1, 2011 - The music started soon after we chugged out of Hyderabad and continued non-stop till 2 AM. Our DJ belted out tracks over the PA system and there was dancing across all compartments and the common AC chair cars. We cut a cake on each compartment and rounded it off with Hyderabadi Biryani at the end. Almost everyone shook a leg, everyone had lots of fun - it was definitely my most memorable celebration.
A lazy start to the day, after a facilitator's workshop, the yatris were introduced to the Biz Gyan Tree - where we were to be divided into groups depending upon our interest and were expected to come up with plans for middle/lower India. The best plans for the district of Deoria, UP would be presented to the villagers and the yatris. And the best plans would also be funded to be further develop their models for implementation, scalability and replicability.
We had to sit through a presentation on Elango by another group then before crashing.
PS: I'll update the blog with some pictures later