‘Leave Me Alone’: Youth Hostels Association Of India’s Nature Conservation Walk At Manger Forest Area And Lake Near Faridabad
The Youth Hostels Association of India-Faridabad Unit (under YHAI Haryana State Branch) has decided to hold a Nature Conservation Walk on July 28 at Manger Forest Area and Lake in Aravalli Hills near Faridabad–Gurgaon Road falling under the jurisdiction of Manger Police Check Post. Around 30 to 40 members/students/other volunteers will participate. The proposed Nature Conservation Walk and voluntary activities will primarily be focused on tiger conservation to support the Sanctuary Asia – Save the Tiger ‘Leave Me Alone’ campaign.
Dates: July 28, 2013
Venue: Manger Forest Area and Lake in Aravalli Hills near Faridabad–Gurgaon Road
Contact Details: Mr. Maninder SinghSecretary YHAI Faridabad Unit and State Secretary, YHAI Haryana State BranchBP 5E/14C, NIT Faridabad - 121 001Tel: +91 98110 43192 E-mail:
About the event:
The group will meet outside Badkhal Gymkhana Club, Faridabad, at 6.00 am for registration and move at 6.30 am to Manger Police Outpost T-point on Faridabad-Gurgaon Road by individual conveyance (distance 12.8 km). Participants can also report at Manger Police Outpost directly by 6.45 am. From there, the group will move together and vehicles will be parked at a rest point about two km. from T-point on the inner road. The walk will start from there around 7.00 am. The group will return to the rest point after walking for four km. around 10.00 am and then disburse. The group will enjoy the nature watch, talks on tiger conservation and a tea and snack session.
Participation: YHAI members, their friends, other guests and any other volunteers above the age of six can participate. Participants aged between six and 18 should have the written consent of their parents to join the walk.
Dress Code: Gents/Boys: Jeans/Thick Trousers (preferably with full sleeve shirts) Ladies/Girls: Jeans/Thick Trousers (preferably with full sleeve shirts)/salwar suits Shoes: Only Sports Shoes/Canvas Shoes/Trekking Shoes/Jungle Shoes will be allowed. Sandals/slippers will not be allowed.
Drinking Water: Individuals must carry their own water bottles.
Discipline: YHAI is committed towards the cause of environment protection. Hence no such activity is allowed during the walk which is contrary to it. All participants are expected to follow strict discipline to avoid any self injury or any such happening. All participants are cautioned not to venture near the lake or any other water bodies/cliffs/gorges around. No participant should attempt to take any diversion from the set route for safety reasons. Locals and their culture and customs must be respected. Smoking and having other form of intoxication are strictly prohibited. Since it’s a self-organised voluntary activity and every individual is equally responsible for proper conduct. The registration form has to be filled by all participants before the walk starts.
About the Organisers/Partners:
Youth Hostelling as a movement is based on two basic urges - love for the unknown, which includes desire for adventure and the desire to make friends for young people of limited means to travel at will and see and enjoy the beautiful places in their own country and the world around. The Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI), with its state branches and units spread over the country is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the youth of the nation. Environment care and protection has always been a priority for YHAI. The organisation has a separate Environment Protection Committee (EPC) that ensures the environment-friendly operation and activities of the association. It also organises several environment protection and awareness activities at regular intervals. The EPC also regulates an Environment Charter, which is issued to the members and the participants. The charter contains the guidelines that are inclined with environment protection, and also, makes it mandatory to all to follow them.