A Trip down the Memory lane

In Bihar, Life, Pictures, Travel, Video, Writing on February 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm

My Purpose

Every trip you undertake always has a purpose. Be it for fun or a quick visit to your hometown or for adventure  and so on and on. I had one such trip, I would like to share it with you.

It was chilly December of 2008, I made a trip with few of my friends and our guru. Winter was  in its prime in North India. River Koshi had created havoc in most of the northern districts of Bihar. Koshi is often called ‘Sorrow of Bihar‘ for the havoc it creates every year. Millions of lives are affected every year. People lose their homes, their cattle even their agricultural land to River Koshi.

The team decided to visit the nearest flood affected area in Madhepura District. Since the bridge connecting Purnea and Madhepura was broken, we sent the truck load of relief materials a day ahead on Saturday. Students of batulda, who are present across India, helped to create fund. And materials like old clothes were sent to our place, from where it had to be distributed to affected areas.  On chilling Sunday morning, we embarked on a journey for shram-daan, the least we could do.

Bihar Districts

Image via Wikipedia


It was barely visible outside, but the cab driver was on its full flow. He belonged to the same village we were going to.

We had to leave the cab on this side of river.  We took a boat ride to other side. Another cab was already there.


Boat ride across the river

There was another bridge broken which Indian Army had fixed, within 24 hours of it being broken.

Few more Pictures will tell you the Story. Check out the Slide show.

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That day I had a feeling of satisfaction. The whole group enjoyed the process and while we were returning everyone had a wonderful smile on their faces. Check out this video, I shot while returning.

Please Note:

  • If you liked this Trip and the purpose, Please vote for me Here and do comment.
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  1. Great work Rajiv..Noble cause..I’m speechless

  2. Good work, well done. I put my vote in !

  3. Beautiful imagery. If you have more photos, it’d be great to see them.

    I will definitely vote for you.

  4. You look delighted in the picture with that scarf on your shoulder! Tough times indeed… but thumbs up to you. Good job you visited the place.

  5. Whoa. Terrific account. And good work done.

  6. Isn’t it the same koshy river that witnesses flash floods once in a while and leaves nothing but tears in millions of eyes? Wow.. the photos look so enticing. Nice job with video too Rajiv!

  7. Seems you have a helping hand too.
    Nice Post !

  8. Great Divine work Rajiv! The worship of Real God! U are the winner already!

    • Hey Mohini ji,
      This being your First time, I welcome you. 🙂
      Thanks for the encouraging comments. I did take part but I wasn’t alone. Sirs’ students across India helped in that movement, without which nothing was possible.
      Thanks for Voting Mohini.
      Take care

  9. Great Divine work Rajiv! The worship of Real God! U are the winner already! wish u luck voted too.

  10. wow rajiv, this definitely is an unique trip. Unlike most others its not for pleasure but a noble cause (and maybe a higher pleasure). Keep up the good work, hope my commenting dissolves a little of my collected sins 😛

    • 😀 Thanks Alekh, could not have been possible w/o support and love from people across India. we collected old clothes from Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and many other places.
      Thanks for coming by

  11. wow, adventurous trip and refreshing pictures.
    hey rajiv, thanks for your vote on my post. However I think the vote has gone to the wrong submission. I had two submissions. I couldn’t withdraw the first though I wanted to. It had just the poem and not the entire travelogue. Could you instead vote for the other full post, also entitled Tat Twam Asi, with the permalink: http://mindmorphemes.blogspot.com/2011/02/tat-twam-asi.html ?

    This is the IndiBlogger link to the post: http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=47176

    I’d appreciate it very much! Thanks!

  12. Beautiful Pictures! And a noble work. Good wishes for the contest!

  13. Great work… Well done… We have a winner here…:)

    • Thanks for coming by MS:) . and thanks for the encouraging words. I stand no chance in front of biggies of Indiblogs. You considered this post to be worthy. That’s my prize.
      Thanks again 🙂

  14. Very simple and lucid write up, backed up with good quality photographs and videos. Keep it up!

  15. Beautiful… Loved the pics as well as the narration!

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