Friday, August 03, 2007

Jagriti Yatra - A Journey of Awakening...

It is literally the lifeline of India. It connects the country from Kashmir in north to Kerela in south to Assam in east to Gujarat in west. Indian Railways, a microcosm of India, where people from all over India travel together to reach their destination. Its amazing how Indian trains covers every aspect of Indian life, from large families traveling together for a marriage, to an executive going to his conference, to students from smaller towns going to big cities to give their entrance exams, to army jawans going to their posts away from their family, to a villager going to a big city to find a suitable match for his daughter, to a newly married couple going on their honeymoon, to an elderly couple going to take their flight to goto Haj...

After 60 years of Independence, India - the country, represents an Indian train journey, taking along people from every aspect of life, to their destination. The Indian train maybe running a bit late but its because it wants to carry with itself people from every corner of the country, from every strata of society, from every religion of the world, to its ultimate destination where everyone reaches together, bonded together with the thread of journey itself.

It is this dream that has given birth to Jagitri Yatra - Awakening Entrepreneurship. Its a journey criss-crossing the country to awaken the entrepreneurship among Indian youth, with whom lies the future of the country. Its a bold initiative taken by Indians from around the world to travel around India, to meet India's youth and to find the DNA of the country that makes it so unique. This discovery of India's unique DNA can inspire Indians to find solutions to problems plaguing the country.

Take the first step towards discovering India by supporting the organization and the journey itself that is being organized by my Dear friend Gita along with Indians from around the world.

Come on board, let the journey to discover India begin...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOLD mil gaya!!!

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! your desc of our countries lifeline....Trains....brought back memories...every summer vacation...Bombay to Jalandhar ...chuk chuk gaadi mein!!!

I am not to fond of travelling by trains now....time changes...& so have I....but then those memories as a kid ...will always remain me..

ok now...hopping on to the Jagriti Yatra's site...

Btw, nice set of pics in the post :)

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ricky,
Thanks for the plug! I really like your description of the yatra.

Kaustav (web master of Jagriti Yatra!)

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks ever so much for your support Ricky! Mini registration your interest on the website is now open at
So thrilled that you are timing your trip to India around the journey!! Please register as a facilitator on the website so we have you in our contact list to keep you abreast with the latest developments.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quite - quite informative ....

12:36 AM  
Blogger Marlee said...

Ricky, me finally here! this sounds good...hopefullu it works. will check out the link :)

ur the nest best informative blog after Mehak's (though I wish she starts blogging in Rediff soon)

6:22 AM  
Blogger Ricky said...

mehak - Tu South main reh ke Gold ke deewani ho gayee hain...he he

Half my life in India was spent moving in trains from one place to another, so they are very special to me.

Yea, some good ol' memories. Thanks!!

kaustav - Welcome to my blog Kaustav !! It was my pleasure to write this post :-)

5:52 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

gitanjali - Good to see here Gita. I have already registered at the site. I am trying to plan my trip according to the trip but it all depends on my holiday-schedule at work. Hopefully, will see you back home :-)

payal - Spread the word :-)

marlee - Thanks Marlee!!

I miss Mehak's posts too, she always kept my abreast with developments in India :-)

5:54 PM  

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