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?
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.
These change-makers are role models who are pursuing commendable Nation Building work in their communities and domains.
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 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:
Each year Yatris compile the Yatra Saar - the essence of that year's Yatra.