Children went on Summer Tour: Resuming the tradition, SBT organized it’s much interesting annual educational tour in the month of June this year. This time two groups from shelter homes (110 children and 15 staff), and contact points (52 children and 7 staff) went to Sat-Taal-Nainital and Mussourie-Dehradun respectively in Uttarakhand.
The group from shelter homes (girls and boys) spent 10 days visiting Sat-Taal, Nainital, Navkuchia Taal, Bhim Taal, Cave garden, Water falls, Golu Mandir and Garud taal using Sat-Taal Estate as base camp. The group from contact points camped at Karampur- Dehradun and visited Mussoorie-the queen of hills and other places of interest like; Kempty fall, Sahasradhara River, Tapkeswar Temple and Tibetan Temple. The main objective of this tour was to take the children away from the streets and station environment that they have the opportunity to think a life beyond the streets. And the week long tour imparted a great amount of positive attitudes among the children.
Activities like study of flora and fauna, life style of habitats, creative writing, painting and drawings were the important components in the tour. Apart from this tours were full of learning, sporting, trekking, swimming, boating, fun activities and cultural programmes.