Jagriti Yatra Experience

You cannot experience the Yatra from hearing or reading about it – You need to hop on to the Jagriti Rail and be fully immersed in the journey to experience its power and magic.

Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.

John Keats

Here is what Yatris are saying about their experiences.

Jagriti's 19 bogie train travels across the country with 450 diverse participants selected from thousands who apply each year.

Who are these 500 Yatris?

  • 425 Participants – Candidates in the age group of 20-27 who want to ‘be the change they want to see’ and are potential entrepreneurs
  • 75 Facilitators - Experienced professionals, over 25 years of age, who are keen to join the movement for Enterprise-led development

60% Yatris come from small towns and villages

The young participants and facilitators live on the train. They deboard at specific destinations to meet inspirational change-makers in those places.

Role Models

These change-makers are role models who are pursuing commendable Nation Building work in their communities and domains.

Resource Persons

Apart inspiring role models at various stops, the Yatra is also joined by accomplished ‘Resource Persons’.

They are leaders from one or more of the seven verticals of development (Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Energy, Arts & Culture & Sports, Manufacturing, Water & Sanitation) or are experts in business domains such as marketing and finance.

Past resource persons include Meera Sanyal (Ex-Country Executive RBS India, Member and Director of various Boards and a Politician), Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, the largest cultural centre in Europe), Shaheen Mistry (Founder, Akanksha & Teach for India), and Shree Padre (Rainwater harvesting expert, Ashoka Fellow and winner of many awards).

Life on the train

Life on the train is as busy as it gets! With a packed schedule of debates, presentations and conversations, and a blend of art, music and poetry, Yatris find themselves fully involved at all times. Some of the facilities available on the train are:

  • Vegetarian food, and staff that takes pride in serving it
  • Separate male and female sleeper accommodation
  • Security through railways and private personnel
  • Onboard Doctors (Male and Female)
  • Public address system for announcements

Each year Yatris compile the Yatra Saar - the essence of that year's Yatra.

Registrations open for Jagriti Yatra 2017

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