National Heritage Trek Expedition 2012 commenced these days with the primary batch of fifty trekkers flagged off by President Youth Hostels of Association of India (YHAI), M.S. Pandit.
The trekking expedition has been organised by Youth Hostels of Association of India in collaboration with Directorate of Education and Tourism Jammu, District Administration and Patnitop Developmental Authority.
While addressing the trekkers, Mr. Shafi said "we in Youth Hostelling Movement believe in "Wandering we tend to gather honey" which is why we tend to are promoting such adventurous activities throughout the world". He said that Youth Hostelling promotes the participation of youth belonging to lower middle income cluster in such activities by providing them facilities at no profit no loss basis. He said that the National Heritage Trek has brought Udhampur on the tourist map of India and is marching ahead to seek out an area within the international tourist map for journey connected activities.
He any said that it absolutely was a holistic programme aimed toward creating the trekkers physically match, mentally alert and socially helpful. He any said that a lot of interventions like understanding of the planet and also the universe, the flora and fauna, the wild life, temperament development and awareness concerning Right to data Act are added to create the programme additional helpful and additional engaging. He any said that YHAI can open additional avenues for trekking within the State just like the Mughal Route, the seven lake of Pir Panchal Ranges etc.
District Development Commissioner Udhampur, P. K Pole, said that with the exception of different edges trekking expedition can promote National Integration to a larger extent. He assured that the District Administration would offer all doable logistic support for this programme. He any asserted that YHAI ought to take initiative to reveal additional areas of the district like Dudu Basantgarh and Ramnagar for such activities.
Chairman YHAI, J&K State branch, Padam Shree S. P. Verma, explained that the programme has succeeded year when year and currently the quantity of trekkers from outside the State has increased from sixty to over 225 throughout 2012. He any said that efforts are created to encourage the foreign trekkers to participate during this programme.
State Director journey Promotion, YHAI, J & K State Branch, K. K. Gandotra explained that the trekkers can move from Udhampur to Lander in bus via Krimchi temples, Kainth Gali, Deoder Forest Panchari and then trek to Sanasar Nathatop, Patnitop, Mantalai via Karla Temple, Gauri Kund and Sudhmahadev where they're going to be sensitized concerning the Flora and Fauna of the state. mountain climbing, rappelling, cricket match and temperament development would be the a part of the programme, he added.
Among others, Chief government Officer, PDA, Dr. Raman Kesar, Chief Education Officer, O.P Sharma, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anil Amla, officers of YHAI were gift on the occasion.