Shodha Yatra 10th

Chinna Shodha Yatra Rajapet to Aler - Nalgonda District 28th February, 2014 to 2nd March, 2014

Current - The Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra
Date: 28th February, 2014 to 2 nd March, 2014
Location: Rajapet, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh.
Start: The Yatra commences on 28th February, 2014 from Rajapet at 7 AM
Ends: At Aler on Sunday, 2 nd March , 2014 at 6 PM.
Night Halts: Parupally and Kolanupaka villages on 28 th February and 1 st March
2014 respectively.
Total Distance: Approximately 55 km.
Route Map: Visit the link
Please note that this Google map does not indicate location sources of interior
villages accurately. Hence, the actual walking route will be different but with
the same approximate total distance as aforementioned.

•Observe the bio-diversity and its changes over the route
•Observe the livelihood practices of Villagers.
•Understand the harmony among the villagers and the nature.
•Interact with villagers, learn and document their traditional knowledge.
•Identify creative people in the village and document their knowledge.
•Felicitate elders above 90 years at their door step.
•Understand the villagers’ perspective on Development.
•Observe resources availability and their utilization including value addition etc.
•Assess the self reliance practices.
•Talk to children, share your knowledge and inspire them with your
•Assess the aspirations of village youth and their parents
•Identify technology gaps and see the appropriateness of the tools and
equipment being used by the villagers.
•Study the crop pattern and examine their suitability to the environment,
people’s needs and its sustenance.
•Observe their food habits, health practices.
•Traditional practices in treatment to animals.
•Forest management and ownership of lands by tribal.
Yatra Schedule
28th February, 2014
07AM - Arrival at Rajapet, Breakfast
08AM – Orientation and Unlearning Session
09AM – Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra Begins from Rajapet
01PM – School Meeting and Lunch at Jaala
08PM – Village Meeting at Parupally
09PM – Dinner and Discussion. Night Halt at Parupally
1 st March, 2014
07AM –Breakfast
08AM – Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra Continues from Parupally
10AM – School Meeting at Bondugula
01PM – Lunch at Somaaram
08PM – Village Meeting at Kolanupaka
09PM – Dinner and Discussion. Night Halt at Kolanupaka
2 nd March, 2014
07AM –Breakfast
09AM – Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra Continues from Kolanupaka
11AM – Meeting with villagers
02PM – Lunch at Aler
03PM – Interaction with President awardee Innovator
04 PM – Impressions of yatris
05PM – End of Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra and dispersal

Please provide your travel details
Finer details will be communicated few days before the Yatra.

Who can participate?
• Participation in Chinna Shodha Yatra is voluntary and there is no fee for
• School and College Students
• Any citizen-male or female, boy or girl, who understands the mission of
NIF and honeybee may participate in the Yatra. Visit
and before volunteering to participate in the yatra.
•Physical fitness to walk 50 Kms during the Shodha Yatra is essential.

Registration Fee
• Participation in Chinna Shodha Yatra is voluntary and there is no fee for

• All participants including students should bear their respective onward,
return and local travel expenses.
• Food and logistics expenses will be shared equally by the yatris.
• Yatra discipline needs to be strictly followed.

How to Reach Rajapet
You can reach Rajapet by Bus only from Yadagiri Gutta. RTC Buses are
available from MGBS, Hyderabad and JBS, Secunderabad towards Yadagiri
Gutta. Total journey time is about 2 hours to the destination.
Those who are coming from other districts may seek information from
APSRTC and avail the Bus service. Else, reach Hyderabad and take the Bus as
suggested above.

Coordinators for the Yatra
Shyam 040-27111959
Rajeswar 7893091114
M.Raju, Scout, NIF 9502855858
Subhash 9652801700

Please click or copy paste the below link in a web browser and furnish the
details mentioned in the form by expressing your willingness to participate
By registering into this programme it is understood that you declare all the
details that you furnished are correct and complete and in case you are
student you have your parents consent. It is also understood that you abide by
the Palle Srujana’s mission and objectives of the Chinna Shodha Yatra along
with its norms and discipline.

Please note that the registration does not automatically entitle participation in
this Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra. You shall be intimated if and when confirmed.
Participation is limited to minimum 20 and maximum 40. If more participants
register, Coordinator will select the final list. Confirmation from the
Coordinator is essential. Should the registered participants be less than 20,
the yatra may get deferred.

Last date of Registration: 24th February, 2014
Subsequent to your confirmed reservations, please e -mail your travel details

Other Information
• Food will be centrally organized. Each yatri has to contribute for the food.
Tentatively an amount of Rs. 500 per yatri to be deposited with a volunteer selected
among the yatris on 28th February, 2014 upon arrival at Rajapet.
• Accounts will be settled by the volunteer before dispersal on 2nd March, 2014..
• During the Yatra, we will be felicitating the old and deserving villagers with shawls
and other useful items. Voluntary contributions from yatris are welcome for this
purpose. You are welcome to bring shawls and other items.
• Interaction with School children will be a major activity during the yatra.
Prepare to organize games, idea competitions, bio-diversity competitions
and gifts for the same could be contributed by the yatris. You can
bring Sketch pens, pencils, pens, stationery and toys for kids.
• Recipe competitions for the women ofthe villages will be conducted.
• Each yatri is kindly expected to do the following:
§ Maintain a positive attitude and shift to learning mode.
§ Keep active and participate whole heartedly.
§ Interact with other participants extensively.
§ Talk to villagers with respect and learn from them.
§ Impressions to be shared everyday and more on the last day.
§ A detailed report on your impressions with your willingness to work in
some activity (Specify) to be mailed by 9 th March 2014 to Brig. (Retd.) P.
Ganesham ( and also to

Useful Information
Kindly refer below for some important instructions/information for the Shodha
• Travel light and bring only as much luggage, which you can handle by yourself.
• Sleeping gear has to be brought by the participant as it will not be provided
• Most ofthe route mobile connection is not available.
• Only those who will be able to endure the extensive walking should come and
anyone with any health problems should not come.
• It is expected that during the Chinna Shodha Yatra, the participants will not walk
with their friends/ known people, the objective of this walk is to get to know other
people and learn from them.
• No waste material like food packets/ wrappers/polythene is to be littered in the
jungles, villages or the places where we rest/sleep. Participants are expected to
dispose such material, ifin possession at the designated place or carry bag for
disposal later.
• Closed bathroom/washroom facility is not available.
• Sometimes due to unforeseen reasons, food may be delayed. Kindly bear all this
in mind.

What to carry
o 1-2 sets of change of clothes
o Torch light with spare batteries
o Steel plate, tumbler and spoon
o Pad and pen/pencil
o Camera, video
o Bed sheets (2). Pillow(Only desirable)
o A Mug
o Water bottle
o Cap
o Suitable foot wear – avoid new shoes
o First aid kit
o Medicines, if you are using any
o One bag per participant will be carried separately in a logistic
o No plastics please.
If we keep everything aforesaid in mind, Chinna Shodha Yatra would be a
good learning experience for all. You will surely experience the excitement
of living with minimal resources and facilities.

Brig. (Retd.) P. Ganesham, VSM
President, Palle Srujana
Coordinator, Honeybee AP,
Mobile: +91 9866001678

Palle Srujana is a voluntary organisation based in Hyderabad works for
aiding and promoting creativity at grassroots level in Andhra Pradesh.

Our core activities:
• Scouting and supporting for Grassroots Innovation
• Scouting, documenting and dissemination of traditional
knowledge and healing methods

122, Vayupuri, Road No 2
Post Sainikpuri
Secunderabad 500094
Andhra Pradesh, India
Office: 040 - 27111959
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