ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP | ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP | EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
KEY PROGRAM FEATURES
TREKS, HIKES, CAMPING, WALKS
WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, GROUP DISCUSSIONS
VILLAGE VISITS, SHRAMDAANS
Undeniably, one of the most adventurous and exhilarating Swechha Programs. As Yatris, we trace the journey of the sacred river Yamuna from its origin at Yamunotri to Agra, over a 12 day journey. We study and learn the ways in which the river changes herself and the malicious ways in which we harm the river, with industrial waste, dams and religious refuse. The Yamuna Yatra lets the river tell her own story of people, places and correlations. The initiative seeks to instil a sense of responsibility and establishes the need for civic action amongst the Yatris towards the environment and the world that sustains us all. We have taken over 5000 youth leaders on this journey over the decade.
FOCUS AREA - Experiential learning, self awareness, environmental stewardship, adventure, fun, active citizenship, appreciation of multiple socio-cultural identities, identifying role of governance and civic action in protecting a river.
KEY ACTIVITIES - Treks, hikes, walks, village visits, camping, workshops, music and shramdaan (voluntary work through physical effort)
TARGET GROUPS - School and college students, youth volunteers, teachers, corporate employees and other professionals
Distance Covered in KMS
We are always looking for young and enthusiastic minds that can help us create the change along with being the change. Whatever your passion, we always have opportunities for you along with endless cups of Chai!
SOME OF OUR
"I loved every bit of Yatra…the food, people, Yamuna, villages, treks and the exercises. It’s something I’ll look back upon and cherish that I was one of the 60 selected to go on this life-changing experience."
Vasant Valley School
"The Yatra helped us learn a lot about the Yamuna. I really enjoyed the experience at Paonta Sahib. It was great that we stayed in extremely different environments while getting a chance to get out of our comfort zones and live without our facilities."
Vasant Valley School