We started our journey from Kalka station with eight members - Jai Prakash Sunda, Dhruva, Umesh, Amit, Sorav, Jitender, Gorav, Anupinder.We all were very excited as we were travelling by toy train for the first time. Whole journey was a good experience - valleys,fresh air, tunnels and lots of fun and shouting! Then we wrote our favorite cartoon characters which describes us on a paper slip and then tried to guess each others character. Some of most interesting characters were Shaktimaan, Chacha choudhary and Shin-chain. We then moved to formal introductions where we also shared a few interesting facts about our cartoon character.
Next was dhum-shraj, by dividing in two teams. It was great fun trying to come up with difficult names and then trying to “tell” that to our teammates without speaking!
We also discussed future plans for TISA and individuals....like newsletter printing, self help group working, paid membership, translating books in hindi, giving presentations in schools, website upgradation. We reached shimla at 5:15 pm and had two rounds of parathas and tea..and then took bus and reached the guest house rooms. We had dinner and than play bluff till mid night....:)