Shodha Yatra 12th

Ibrahimpatnam to Mall Ranga Reddy & Nalgonda Districts, Telangana - June 20-22, 2014

12th - Chinna Shodha Yatra (CSY12)
Date: Jun 20th to 22nd 2014
Location: Ibrahimpatnam to Mall, Ranga Reddy & Nalgonda Districts, Telangana
Start: The Yatra commences on Friday 20th Jun, 2014 from Ibrahimpatnam at 8 AM
Ends: At Mall on Sunday, 22th June, 2014 at 5 PM.
Night Halts: Will be communicated later
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:

  1. Promoting grassroots innovations
  2. Observe the bio-diversity and its changes over the route
  3. Observe the livelihood practices of Villagers.
  4. Understand the harmony among the villagers and the nature.
  5. Interact with villagers, learn and document  their traditional knowledge.
  6. Identify creative people in the village and document their knowledge.
  7. Felicitate elders above 90 years at their door step.
  8. Understand the villagers’ perspective on Development.
  9. Observe resources availability and their utilization including value addition etc.
  10. Assess the self reliance practices.
  11. Talk to children, share your knowledge and inspire them with your achievements.
  12. Assess the aspirations of village youth and their parents
  13. Identify technology gaps and see the appropriateness of the tools and equipment being used by the villagers.
  14. Study the crop pattern and examine their suitability to the environment, people’s needs and its sustenance.
  15. Observe their food habits, health practices.
  16. Traditional practices in treatment to animals.
  17. Forest management and ownership of lands by tribal.

Who can participate?

  1.  Participation in Chinna Shodha Yatra is voluntary and there is no fee for


  1. 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.
  2. Physical fitness to walk 50 kms during the Shodha Yatra is essential.

Registration Fee

  1.   Participation in Chinna Shodha Yatra is voluntary and there is no fee for  registration.


  1.   All participants including students should bear their respective travel expenses and local expenses.
  2.   Food  and logistics expenses will be shared equally by the yatris.
  3.   Yatra discipline needs to be strictly followed.
  4. Registration
  5. Please click the link below and fill the details for registration furnish the details mentioned in the form by expressing your willingness to participate
  7. Please note that the registration does not automatically entitle participation in this Tenth Chinna Shodha Yatra. You shall be intimated if and when confirmed.
  8. Last date for Registration:   18th June,  2014
  9. Travel Advice:
  10. Hyderabad is the nearest hub. We are offering travel advice from Hyderabad. Yatris from other locations can contact us for advice.
  11. How to Reach Ibrahimpatnam
  12. Ibrahimpatnam is located 34 km away from Hyderabad  on Hyderabad-Nagarjunsagar highway. Buses are available from MGBS, Hyderabad (Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, near Koti.).  Journey time is one hour.
  13. Return Journey
  14. On 22 June14, Yatries will be able to reach Mall by 5 PM. Mall is situated on Nagarjunsagar – Hyderabad highway. There are numerous buses to Hyderabad from Mall.
  15. Please share your travel details to
  16. Coordinators for the Yatra
  17. Kranthi 800 842 4645
  18. 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 for Registration:   18th June,  2014
Subsequent to your confirmed reservations, please e-mail your travel details to
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 11th
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 29th June 2014 to Brig. (Retd.) P. Ganesham sir @ and

What to carry

    •   1-2 sets of change of clothes
    •   Torch light with spare batteries
    •   Steel plate, tumbler and  spoon
    •   Pad and pen/pencil
    •   Camera, video
    •   Bed sheets (2). Pillow(Only desirable)
    •   A Mug
    •   Water bottle
    •   Cap
    •   Suitable  foot wear – avoid new shoes
    •   First aid kit
    •   Medicines, if you are using any
    •   One bag per participant will be carried separately in a logistic


    •   No plastics please.

Useful Information 
Kindly refer below for some important instructions/information for the Shodha Yatra:
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:

    1.  Scouting and supporting Grassroots Innovation
    2.  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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