A two-week long journey on board covering 8,000-kilometers across India with an aim to build smaller towns and villages through enterprise is the ' Jagriti Yatra.' This journey, which geared 10-years-ago, has not only reached a milestone but has also created a niche of 4000 alumni across the globe.
This season's Jagriti Yatra that commenced on December 24, 2017 from Mumbai to cover 12 different locations is almost heading towards the finishing point. Places covered on this route are Kanyakumari, Madurai, Bengaluru, Vishakhapatnam, Ganjam, Nalanda, Deoria, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Tilonia(Ajmer) and New Delhi. While being a part of this journey, travelers would get an opportunity to bond with one another, understand the country, its problems and look for possible solutions.
Explaining the initiative, Dr. Mukesh Panwar, a 'Yatripreneur', said, “In this journey young minds will get an opportunity to meet their role models, change-makers, leaders who too started out on a journey just like them and made a difference to thousands of lives. To name, a few mentors who guide the young minds are Narayan Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, Dr. S Aravind, CMO, Aravind Eye Care, Bunker Roy, founder, Barefoot College, Tilonia and many other eminent people.
Sharing his experience working with the young minds, Dr. Panwar said, “I joined this organisation in 2015 and since then my life has changed remarkably. I have seen drastic improvement in my personality. This innovative and very interesting, path-breaking concept which was initiated by Shashank Mani a decade ago, has reached a milestone of 480 travelers this year and among them, 272 are women participants. From workshops, panel discussions to grass root level interactions with local people, this yatra has taught me the real meaning of life. ”