Shodha Yatra 11th

Atmakur to Kapileshwaram Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh May 9-11, 2014

Current - 11th - Chinna Shodha Yatra (CSY11)
Date: May 9th to 11 th 2014
Location: Atmakur to Kapileshwaram, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.
Start: The Yatra commences on Friday 9th May, 2014 from Atmakur at 8 AM
Ends: At Kapileshwaram on Sunday, 11 th May, 2014 at 5 PM.
Night Halts: Kothapalli and Yerramatham villages on 9th and 10th May 2014
Total Distance: Approximately 50 km.
Route Map: Visit the link
Please note that this Google map does not indicate all locations of the current
yatra, so the map is only a representative. The actual walking route will be
different from that shown in the map but with the same approximate total
distance aforementioned.
Exact route map, three days schedule and finer details will be communicated approximately a week before the Yatra.

Objectives of Chinna Sodha Yatra:
•Promoting grassroots innovations
•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.
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 travel
expenses and local expenses.
• Food and logistics expenses will be shared equally by the yatris.
• Yatra discipline needs to be strictly followed.
Please click the link below and fill the details for registration furnish the
details mentioned in the form by expressing your willingness to participate
Please note that the registration does not automatically entitle participation in
this Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra. You shall be intimated if and when confirmed.
Last date of Registration: 5th, 2014
How to Reach Atmakur
Reach Kurnool by bus or train by 5 AM on 9 May. From there take a bus to
Atmakur which is almost 2 hour journey. Kurnool bus stand is approximately
500 meters away from Kurnool railway station. Buses to Atmakur are available
every 30 minutes from Kurnool.
Return Journey:
On 11 May Yatries will be able to reach Atmakur by 7 PM. It would take
another 2 hours to Kurnool from there. Return journey arrangements can be
made accordingly from Kurnool to respective locations.
Please share your travel details to
Coordinators for the Yatra
Rajeswar 789 309 1114
Kranthi 800 842 4645
Sandeep 879 097 5313
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.
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: 1st May, 2014
Subsequent to your confirmed reservations, please e-mail your travel details
Other Information
• Food will be centrally organized. Each yatri has to deposit Rs. 500 for the food on 9th
May, 2014. Accounts will be tracked and settled by a volunteer before dispersal on
11 th
• Boarding during the three days is free, we would sleep in a school, a panchayat
office or a temple with no charges - courtesy village people but in very rare
instances we may stay in a hostel and have to pay the expenses for stay
• During the Yatra, we will be felicitating the old, knowledgeable 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. Idea
competitions, bio-diversity competitions will be conducted for them. Volunteers are
welcome to bring gifts like sketch pens, pencils, drawing books, pens, geometry
boxes and other stationery and toys for kids.
• Recipe competitions will be conducted for the local women
• For more details, please write to
• Each yatri is 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.
§ Share impressions everyday and more on the last day.
§ A detailed report on your impressions (along with your willingness to work
in some activity) to be mailed in a week by 18th March 2014 to Brig. (Retd.) P.
Ganesham and
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.
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
• Mobile signals may not be available for most of the route
• It is expected that during the Chinna Shodha Yatra, the participants would walk
with their friends/colleagues. 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, if in possession, at the designated place or carry bag for
• disposal later.
• Closed bathroom/washroom facility may not be available.
• Sometimes due to unforeseen reasons, food may be delayed. Kindly bear all this
in mind.
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. We works for
aiding and promoting creativity at grassroots level in Andhra Pradesh.
Our core activities:
• Scouting and supporting 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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