Friends, we are having an informal get together at Herbertpur (35 km from Dehradun) from 24th to 26th December 2010.
24th: a get-together over lunch, of children and young people who stammer (total number expected about 20). Before and after lunch, it is free time, when some of us can just relax, stroll in the market or just sit and chat.
25th: a day hike to Balbhadra temple (7,500 feet) with picnic lunch. Total About 8 km. 5 km climb to temple, then 3 km level walking to the pick up point near Mussoorie. Difficult but picturesque trek. It will be the whole day affair. Those who dont want to trek, can stay back, at Vikasnagar. But I am sure all of you can do it.
26th: Morning visit (tentative) to Ashokan edict at kalsi (10 km away). After lunch, a general get together for discussion about TISA activities. Dispersal by evening.
I can help with booking of rooms at Guru Kripa complex in Vikasnagar if you let me know in advance. It has a big restaurant in the basement and market close by. Vikasnagar & Herbertpur (just 2 km apart) is a small place and room will be between Rs 300-500 per day. It will be quite cold – so do bring heavy woolens (cap, gloves etc.). If you are from close by (Paonta, Dehradun etc.) you are welcome to make day visits.
The overall idea is to meet, discuss, review and plan ahead. But without getting in knots!