Date: 27 February- 1 March, 2016
School Of Management organized a trip to Dharamshala and McLeod Ganjfor first year MBA /BBA and B.Com students. It was a great respite for the students from the Gurgaon heat to the cool and breezy mountainsof Dharamshala along with a much needed break from studies. Despite the long journey the excitement wasboundless.The bus journey started with people dancing andrejoicing and the jubilation finally ended when we reached our resort in the morning.The resort was a rich green wonderland encompassed by snow topped Dhauladhar ranges with a very calm and serene ambience. On the first day, after having breakfast and some rest we got to see the famous Church of St. John, which was built in 1857 with excellent glasswork. And then we visited Bhagsunag Waterfalls with the backdrop of snowcapped mountains, lush greenery and a trek of 5-6 km. After lunch everyone relished a stroll in McLeod Ganjmarket which was a mix of Tibetan and Indian culture. This was followed with a poolside musical and energetic DJ night full of dance, music and fun.Second day the weather was in ourfavour with a chilly morning and a hailstorm. One group of students went for trek to Triund Hills which is at 3000 m above sea level with a freezing temperature of -5degree. The scenery on the hill tops and vistas were amazing throughout the area and to enjoy it the most the students had a guide who explained the history of the monastic and spiritual lives the monks lead.The second group visited Norbulingka Institute. With the visit to Tibetan institute of Performing Artand Gyuto monastery the students got to learn about the various art forms related to monks and their lifestyle. The Gyuto Monastery is known for its study of Tantric meditation,Tantric ritual arts and Gyuto monks who reside here. Also it is residence to his holiness the “Karmapa”.The main closet of the monastery has a classy statue of Buddha & is surrounded by snow-clad mountains and this was followed by a visit to the Tea Gardens. To conclude the day we visited the Dalai Lama Temple known as Tsuglagkhang complex. The day ended with a dip in a swimming pool and Bon-fire accompanied with singing and dancing. Being last night of trip the students decided not to sleep but talk, dance and having fun all night long. Next morning we started back for university and all were dead to the world due to the merriments of the previous night.The students came back with a renewed energy as the trip was a fascinating and memorable experience of team work jam-packed with fun and excitement.