Shodha Yatra 8th

CHINNA SHODHA YATRA Sep 27-29, 2013 SriKalahasti to Kotha Kandriga Chittoor District, AP

Current - Eighth Chinna Shodha Yatra Date: 27th – 29th September, 2013 Location: SriKalahasti, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh. Start: The Yatra commences on 27th Sep, 2013 from SriKalahasthi @ 10 AM End: At Kotha Kandriga on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at 5 PM. Night Halts: Bonupalli and Rajula Kandriga villages on 27th & 28th respectively Total Distance: Approximately 50 km. Route Map:
Kindly note that the 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 the resource 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
27th September 2013
07.00 AM - Arrival at SriKalahasti Railway Station,
08.00 AM - Clean-up & Breakfast
09.00 AM – Orientation and Unlearning Session
10.00 AM – Eighth Chinna Shodha Yatra Begins
28th September 2013
Eighth Chinna Shodha Yatra Continues
29th September 2013
Eighth Chinna Shodha Yatra Continues
3.00 PM – Discussion/Feedback/Impressions
5.00 PM – Disperse to Railway Station or Bus Stand (Departure).
Yatris may make travel reservations accordingly.
Please provide your travel details to
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 registration.

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

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