School Picnic was organised by management and picnic incharge on 10th Dec’19 , it was partly sponsored by Harkishin Bhojraj & Brothers Foundations , 70 students and 34 staff members all in CBD Centre were present in school by 7 am, children were divided into groups of 5 with one teacher incharge, 2 school buses and 1 hired bus seated with children started the journey at 7:15 am and at 9:15 am reached the destination picnic ‘SAGUNA BAUG” at Neral while 18 students with 11 staff member reached at the same time from Uran centre.
As soon as they reached Missal-Paav and Upma was served for breakfast.
Saguna Baug is located just about two hours from Mumbai, it spreads over 22 hectares of land in Malegaon-Neral of the Raigad district in Maharashtra. It is an eco-friendly agricultural farm located at the foothills of Matheran. The farm is surrounded by perennial Ulhas River. Children experienced the village life with the farm animals and agro farm.
3 groups of 15 students were made with one guide to take around the Agrofarm
Morning hours were spent touring the places, they saw farms of useful herbal plantations, 20 min Mallkhamb show, Emu farm, on the way they got Kokam Sharbat to refresh and moved ahead to see different types of fishes in fish harvest pond, enjoyed the bullock cart ride and boating, later every one came back tired to the starting point at 2 pm and had lunch of – Chapati, Chole, Cabbage bhaji, Dal-Rice, Baked sweet potato, Finger fries and Gulab Jamun .
After lunch again small groups were formed and they went for water play and Buffalo ride while the remainng students spent the afternoon riding on Camel Cart, Segway ride, some did Archery and Rifle shoot and rest had fun playing on swing, Rope net in play ground.
After returning from the fun zones, evening tea was given to all.
The Picnic was wrapped with drained energy and memories of a fun filled day and they all left at 6 pm, the last bus reached school at 8 pm leaving children to their parents on their respective stops.
Report by Charushila
pictures clicked by staff members of SBP