Day One - 13th May, 2016 | 9 AM Onwards | Jaisalmer
Reporting of the Participants in Jaisalmer.
Inauguration and Welcome of Delegates.
Introduction to the Programme and Presentation.
Visit to Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer War Museum, Gadsisar Lake and Jain Temple.
Session on Role of Youth in bridging the Urban - Rural Divide.
Experience Sharing, Reflections and Informal Discussion on Regional Issues.
Day Two - 14th May, 2016 | Around Jaisalmer
Visit to the Bada Bagh.
Visit to Khaba Village where cattle farmer starts his day with taking cattle to feed; womenfolk milking cows, goats, sheep, camels and preparing their bread on earthen stove. The Khaba fort houses a geological museum which exhibits fossils. The ruins of the houses deserted for over 250 years are simply astonishing.
Visit to Kuldhara Village - A haunted village near Jaisalmer
Session on Rural Tourism and Entrepreneurship - Opportunities and Challenges.
Camel Safari, Camp fire by the sand dunes and Stay in Camps.
Experience Sharing, Reflections and Talent Night.
Discussion on Rural/Local Issues.
Day Three - 15th May, 2016 | Jaisalmer-Jodhpur Road Journey
Visit to Pokhran - Famous for India's Nuclear Tests. Pokhran served as the test site for India's first underground nuclear weapondetonation.
Visit to Khejarli - Located in Jodhpur district, it is the village of green lovers Bishnois. Here 363 martyrs unflinchively sacrificed their lives saving the Kherjarli trees in their village in 1730 A.D. By the village pond can be seen migratory birds, chinkara and black buck grazing. Khejarli Massacre inspires people to fight and protect trees and wild life.
Visir to Khecchan - Village in Jodhpur district - It is home to thousands of Kurjaan birds that migrate from Siberia in winder season. The villagers have demarcated certain areas where food and water are regularly put for these birds whose collective presence turns the skyline into a beautiful canvas. The village also exhibits more than one hundred havelis, each of which is a fine specimen of carving and construction.
Experience Sharing, Reflections and Delegate Presentations.
Programme will come to an end by 7 PM on 15th May, 2016 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Participants can plan their return Journeys after 7 PM from Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 15th May, 2016.