Tawi Trekkers take 9th group to adventure picnics

The ninth group of Tawi Trekkers taking part in ‘Adventure Picnics Programme’ at Jammu on Wednesday.

JAMMU: ‘Adventure Picnics Programme’ under which one day short treks are being organized by Tawi Trekkers J&K in Mansar-Mohore Garh area has become an instant hit with the young boys and girls with about 150 students and teachers of various schools participating in the unique adventure picnics, every day.
In the process, 9th group comprising 142 students of R M Public School, participated. Nine teachers of the school also accompanied the budding trekkers along with professional mountaineers and trekkers which included Sonam Sidharth, Manik Slathia, Shashi Kant Sharma, Sourav Deep Singh, Abhimanyu Sherpa and Himani Choudhary.
The overall participation in the programme mainly from Shiksha Niketan group of schools, J K Montessorie School, and Shastri Memorial School has reached 1162 including 87 teachers and helpers.
A number of other renowned schools including Sprawling Buds ICSE School, Bantalab, Jammu, Oriental Academy, Afghan Mohalla, Shining Star Academy, MNDP School R S Pura have already registered for the programme and the participation is likely to increase substantially in the days to come.
During the day long venture the budding adventurers besides learning about the origin of the lake vis a vis the origin of the Himalaya also learnt about the faunae and flora of the area.
The main attraction, however, was a short trek in the Mansar-Mohore Garh area wherefrom they could enjoy a panoramic view of the serene Mansar lake.
The participants also visited the local zoo and were thrilled to watch the beautiful birds and wild animals in their natural habitats The aim of the programme is to “Catch Them Young” and imbibe in the young minds a spirit of adventure, love for nature and above all a supreme sense of self confidence so as to mould them into bold and responsible future leaders/builders of the country.