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Sabarmati Prerna Yatra

The river Sabarmati has been historically significant to the people of the world's largest democracy viz.India. The Father Of The Nation - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, spent a considerable amount of time (1917-1930) along its banks at Sabarmati Ashram. It was here that he developed the Gandhian concept of the Charkha (a symbol of self-entrepreneurship), which alone, he believed could help the nation protect it's bio-diversity and provide sustenance to the poorest of the poor.

In line with the Mahatma's vision as above, Serve Happiness Foundation has organized a one-of-a-kind revolutionary 4 days yatra - Sabarmati Prerna Yatra - a journey to evolve and inspire the youth by connecting them with the real heroes of Sabarmati region who are effortlessly for improving rural development, health, agriculture, dairy technology, handicraft, education, women empowerment. We believe, this journey would inculcate happiness in the youth as they stride along to spread the light of joy in the society and the world at large!

 

Role Models/Organizations

  • Punsari Village

    Best Gram Panchayat Of India

  • Manav Sadhna

  • Raj Shah

    Founder, Cosmo Natural LLP

  • Gandhi Ashram

  • Environmental Sanitation Institute

  • Gramshree

  • Craftroots

  • Seva Cafe

    Living Is Giving

  • Paryavaran Mitra

Yatra Map

 

Sabarmati Journey

Sabarmati River originates from the Dhebar Lake in Aravalli range at Udaipur, Rajasthan. It finally merges with the Arabian Sea at the Gulf of Cambay after covering a distance of 371 km. On the banks of Sabarmati River lie Ahmadabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat’s political and commercial capitals. Sabarmati Ashram, which finds prominent mention in the struggle for independence, also lies on the banks of this river. This ashram was Mahatma Gandhi’s home. The banks of Sabarmati River turned into a walkway, giving a boost to the tourism at Ahmadabad. The walkway has many rides and water-activities on offer. Several people come to the Sabarmati walkway every day to take a view of the river.

Sabarmati Prerna Yatra is 4 days excursion across Sabarmati river region to meet various role models and find oneself (even in fragments) along this journey. The central focus of the Yatra is to meet those unsung heroes who have created sustainable enterprises (sectors like Health, Education, Agriculture, Women Empowerment etc., ) by utilizing the local resources and talent and creating positive change in the society.

 

Yatra Destination

Sabarmati River

Sabarmati is one of the major rivers in the western region of India. It is a monsoon-fed river that originates in the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan and has basin areas in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The river after traversing a distance of 400km meets the Gulf of Cambay. It flows mostly through Gujarat state except in its initial length of 9.5km. Various tributaries, important amongst which are the Hamav, Guhai, Hathmati, Khari, Meshwo, Mazam, Watrak, Mohar and shedhi, meet the main river. Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat state and Ahmedabad are located on the banks of this river. There are several reservoirs on Sabarmati and its tributaries namely- Dharoi dam, Hathmati dam, Harnav dam, Guhai dam, Meshvo reservoir, Meshvo pick-up weir, Mazam dam and Watrak dam. The last four schemes are located on tributaries meeting the main river downstream of Ahmedabad. The Dharoi dam is located on the main river. 

Ahmedabad

Situated in the heart of Gujarat, Ahmedabad District is home to the city of Ahmedabad, which has a character like no other, defined by a spirit of enterprise. Although Ahmedabad is a bustling metropolitan with reputed institutes and a rapidly growing economy, it is also deeply rooted in tradition.The city is known for its association with Mahatma Gandhi and, in addition to a complex maze of neighborhoods called pols,hosts some of the country's finest medieval Islamic architecture.Sarkhej Roza, just outside the city, is a mesmerizing inheritance of the Gujarat Sultanate and makes for an idyllic retreat. For an exucursion into nature, Nal Sarovar, an extensive wetland, attracts thousands of migratory birds during winter.The neighboring Gandhinagar District is home to Gandhinagar, the state capital, and Adalaj, a classic example of Gujarat's enchanting stepwells.

Polo Forest

The Polo Forest area was a part of a vast territory and Vijaynagar was the capital 600 years back. The ancient city was a pilgrimage for the Jains and Shivadharmi people of the area. The jungle have 4 sculptured gates made of local sedimentary rocks in each direction. Development of the city was done along the river banks of Harnav. The temples were destroyed by the Mughals and now are the heritage sites. The jungles are rich with many wild animals like leopards and bears. Spiders and pythons are also found in the dense jungle area. In tress, here are more than 600 types. Many species of water birds and crabs are also found in the river and reservoir. The area is sanctuary and being maintained by the Dholwani range forest department. The government has also established a campsite with a view to provide nature education and develop the site as tourism place.

Yatri's Reflection

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    Rupak Som

    An entrepreneur, Asam

    Sabarmati Prerna Yatra is a journey to find yourself. You would get opportunity to meet amazing yatris from all walks of life. Every yatris has their own story which helps you to learn a lot during yatra. Yatra helps you to identify your actual strengths and inspire you to pursues your goals of life by seeing role models who are working for their passion and bringing happiness in society.

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    Pradip Shah

    Red. Manager, Reserve Bank of India

    Sabarmati Prerna Yatra was a really an amazing learning experience by meeting role models and social organizations located the bank of Sabarmati River who are working selflessly towards bringing positive change in the society

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    Jahnvi Patel

    Passionate Photographer

    Yatra is an awesome experience in my life. It was my first expedition to this type of social and educational yatra. This yatra is an interaction between rural & urban society. Visiting social enterprises, meeting and group discussion with NGO founders, staff and workers, social entrepreneurs was major part of this yatra that has created a flow of new ideas and energy within the all yatris.

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    Janki Gadhvi

    Tourism officer, Govt. of Gujarat

    Yatra was the journey of moments to be cherished and of inspiration, Inspiration to Live rather than to just exist. The Yatra was a unique learning experience given that the yatris belonged to variety of profession, each with bundles of knowledge. New dimensions of thinking were added by interactions with our peers and role models.Brainstorming included finding solutions and the use of them efficiently and economically. Everyone grew intellectually with exchange of ideas.

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    Amit Jain

    Founder, Mitti Ke Rang

    Yatra is a lifetime journey for everyone who wants to bring some social change in society entrepreneurial way, so i did same and took part in journey of four glorious days and believe me it fills me with immense strength and motivation to work towards my future goal. It was great learning experience to visit rural role models and see how they overcome their daily challenges push me to work hard towards my target.