Silver Jubilee – Social Trek 25- Saranalyam – Jan 30, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This was our 25th social trek and this time, a new orphanage has joined our bandwagon, The Saranalaym. The response for the social treks have been improving over the years and the trend continued through this social trek. We would like to thank each and every volunteer who were present yesterday for making it a memorable day.

All non-Koyambedu participants gathered at the orphange by 5:45am and started soon afterwards with 44 eager kids and 6 concerned caretakers. We met with the Koyambedu participants opposite Panimalar EC and were on our way to home-trekking-point, Nagalapuram. We had breakfast on the way near Thiruvallur, Thilak had ordered from our regular caterers. The medu: Idli, Sambhar and Chutney

(Credit for all the pix: Aravind Pratap)

We reached foothills of nagala. Volunteers collected the food for themselves and the kids and we started the trek. The kids had a great time on the second pool.

All the kids were in ecstasy.

We finally returned after having lunch, tamarind rice and took a group pic on the way back.

We had dinner in a roadside dhabha on our way back with all our appetite increasing way beyond our usual limit.

Thank you to all the volunteers for bringing a million dollar smile on the every kids face.
Hats Off to you guys.

Special Thanks:

Sivam: For taking pains to collect money from his colleagues and getting lots of gift for the kids.

All the other volunteers who had bought biscuits, chocolates, crayons, sketch-pens, story books etc

All volunteers who got their cars and bikes out there

Sudhir and Radhika: For the help and support during the trek

Rakesh, Muralee, Ajay, Samim, Zeba and Deepthi - For calling up participants/taking over a boarding point

Thilak and Jisha - Fellow co-organizers for their help during various stages

Peter - the man behind CTC, one crazier than 127 hours dude

Not last but the least:

The Rest of the volunteers, who made our efforts worthwhile by taking good care of the kids during the trek.

Best wishes,
Maruthi Raj M



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