Saturday 10 June 2023

The Award in Action - Dyal Singh Public School, Jagadhri

 Report by Khushal Bali, Silver Level Award participant from Dyal Singh Public School, Jagadhri.

Unveiling the Beauty and Adventure of the Nag Tibba Trek.

Embarking on my first-ever trekking experience to Nag Tibba was a monumental moment in my life as a participant of The International Award for Young People (IAYP). This awe-inspiring trek spanning three days and two nights was not only an adventure of a lifetime but also an opportunity to create lasting memories, forge new friendships, and acquire valuable life lessons. Join me as I recount my exhilarating journey through the majestic landscapes of Nag Tibba.

Day 1: A Thrilling Start (10th May 2023)
As I set foot in the pristine surroundings of Nag Tibba, a surge of excitement coursed through my veins. Accompanied by fellow trekkers, guides and experienced instructors such as Harjeet Hundal and Subhash Sharma (our Award Leaders), we embarked on our trek with great enthusiasm.

TOTAL DISTANCE-16 KM approximately

The initial leg of the journey was challenging, with steep ascents and rugged terrains testing our stamina. As we trekked through the mesmerizing Bughyal ridges, the expansive vistas unfolded, offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and majestic Himalayan peaks that greeted us along the way made every struggle worthwhile. The serenity of the dense forests, the sweet scent of pine, and the melodious chirping of birds truly immersed us in nature's embrace.

Day 2: A Lesson of Perseverance (11th May 2023)
The second day of the Nag Tibba trek presented us with new challenges and valuable lessons. As we ascended higher, the air grew thinner, and the temperatures dropped significantly. Battling the physical demands of the trek, we discovered the power of perseverance and determination. The camaraderie among our group grew stronger as we encouraged and supported each other through the toughest stretches. The reward for our efforts came in the form of the mesmerizing sunrise view from the Nag Tibba summit. The golden rays illuminating the snow-capped peaks left us in awe, reminding us of the beauty that lies beyond our comfort zones.
We were amazed by the incredible diversity of plants and animals as we climbed to higher altitudes. The forests were filled with vibrant flowers and tall oak trees. We were serenaded by the melodies of various birds that call this region home. Our instructors taught us about the medicinal properties of the natural herbs that grew abundantly in this pristine environment.

Day 3: Reflection (12th May 2023)
On the final day of our trek, we descended from the summit of Nag Tibba, but our hearts were heavy with a bittersweet feeling. We had formed deep bonds with our fellow trekkers, our spirits remained high as we reminisced about the incredible memories we had made together.

The trek had not only taught us about the importance of teamwork and resilience, but it had also opened our eyes to the wonders of nature and the need to protect it. As we bid adieu to Nag Tibba, we pledged to carry the lessons and memories with us, cherishing them forever. We marveled at the top-notch services provided by the trekking company, ensuring our safety, comfort, and seamless organization throughout the expedition. Their expertise and attention to detail enhanced our overall experience, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the wonders of Nag Tibba.

The trekkers team that embarked on the Nag Tibba expedition conducted a successful cleanliness drive during our return journey. We actively collected discarded water bottles and other waste materials both at Pantwari Village and Kempty Falls. With great dedication, we brought the collected bottles back to our school garden, promoting environmental awareness and contributing to a cleaner and greener community. This initiative aligns with the principles of The International Award for Young People (IAYP), fostering responsible citizenship and sustainable practices.

Conclusion: A Journey of a Lifetime
Embarking on my first-ever trek to Nag Tibba as a participant of IAYP (Silver Level) was not just an adventure; it was a transformative experience. Over three days and two nights, I faced challenging terrains, forged new friendships, and absorbed the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayan peaks. From the initial thrill of the journey to the lessons in perseverance each moment left a lasting impression. The trek taught me the value of pushing beyond limits, appreciating nature, and embracing the unknown with open arms. The memories and lessons from Nag Tibba will forever be etched in my heart, reminding me of the boundless possibilities that lie ahead in life's adventures.

~Khushal Bali
Dyal Singh Public School, Jagadhri

Watch videos of this journey of Award Participants from Dyal Singh Public School, Jagadhri here:


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