Ooty flower show 2009 – Blessing Youth Mission – part 2

District Collector Office, Ooty

District Collector Office, Ooty

Our Drivers have parked our vehicles in front of the “Higgin Badham bookshop” book shop in front of the District Collector Office, Ooty. Two security guard was guarding that government building.

In front of the District Collector Office, Ooty our National Flag was flying proudly. We have taken few clicks.

Lot of police were running here and there to control the traffic. the whole city was converted in to one-way to avoid a traffic jam because of the weekend crowd.

Higgin Badham Bookshop, Ooty

Higgin Badham Bookshop, Ooty

The “Higgin Badham bookshop” was very old building, at least a hundred years old. The architecture reflects the British Architecture.

Paret Green Buildings - Vasthuvoda Velayaaa?

Parrot Green Buildings - Vasthuvoda Velayaaa?

We started walking towards the ” Government Botanical Garden” from there because of the heavy crowd police were stopping all the vehicles almost a kilometer away.  On the way I saw a Church. In it’s wall I noticed a rock price filled with the details of when the building was started its service to the public. It was 1896.

We crossed the church and move up towards the garden. Every where police and volunteers stood and helping the tourists. In the next tern I noticed a pair of green buildings stood brightly because they were wearing a “Parr0t Green Building”. One second I thought it might have been the game of “Vasthu Sasthirangal”. Any how, in the background dark green color was helping the buildings to look somewhat better.

Flute Seller, Ooty

Flute Seller, Ooty

The House Toy

The House Toy

I saw a guy making fantastic, amazing house models and ship models using bamboo sticks. hats off to his great designing skills. (price of the house Rs.250 as per the had written paper tag. For the ship he didn’t put any price tag.) I bought a flute for Rs. 10, he gave me an offer of if i buy three flutes he will be “ok” with a price of Rs. 20. But I bought only one flute. In the next shop I bought a “Spider Man” mask for Rs. 8.00.

People busy in shopping, Ooty

People busy in shopping, Ooty

The Toy House - Designer

The Toy House - Designer

On both the sides of the road, people from different geography were busy in bargaining. Toy Balls for Rs 15 (pepsi or colo written on it) in were moved from the sellers hand to a crying kids hand.

Their parents were talking to the baby girl that her quota was over of that trip. I hope she don’t hear that, but her eyes wide opened and a slight smile blossomed in her face.

We reached the Government Botanical Gorden after 20 minutes of walk. One of team member bought the tickets. In front of the garden there was a board freely giving valuable information of the nearest tourist place.

SIMS park                        –  20  km
Doddapetta                      –  8     km
Rose Garden                    –  1     km
Pykara Boat House       –  24  km
Kodanadu View Point  – 44  km

Auto Tariff, Ooty

Auto Tariff, Ooty

Another board which tells you the correct fixed auto price to reach all the nearest destinations. In all the auto stands I was the tariffs.  I came to know that it was the 113th Flower Show conducted by government of India, Ooty.

I was excited about the flower show and started moving inside.

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Ooty flower show 2009 – Blessing Youth Mission – part 1

Ooty flower show 2009Blessing Youth Mission

Before entering the Government Botanical Garden

village hotel - cot used as table

village hotel - cot used as table

We started from our Blessing Youth Mission Literature Hall near Park Station, Chennai to Ooty flower show –  2009 in a van on Friday evening around 6:30 pm. When we started we were only six in number. On the way my friends joined with me.  The Bangalore-Chennai Highway was filled with traffic and it took us one hour to reach the Outer Ring Road,Chennai.

 two men are eating chicken fried rice

two men are eating chicken fried rice

We stopped our vehicle to have dinner after we crossed the busy road. I noticed a peculiar (deviating from the usual or expected ) way the village hotel was serving food. They placed a wooden rope cot. In the center of the cot they placed a wooden piece and which was used as a table. People were watching IPL 2009 in the television.

solt dominated fried egg rice

solt dominated fried egg rice

We had fried rice, egg rice, chicken rice, roti and dal. Food was filled with salt. The roti was not up to the expectation. we bought lot of snacks like murukoo, banana, sweets and some drinks (pepsi and sprit 🙂 ).

After half an hour passed, we filled fuel for the van. The guy who filled the fuel spilled some diesel,  our driver had a quarrel with the petrol bunk owner. Then we started watching some spiritual video songs. On the way we picked up Nithi anna and his family. In Vellore, Abee  joined along with his son and son’s friend.

st. joseph's higher secondary school, ooty

st. joseph's higher secondary school, ooty

We paid around Rs. 400 as road tax in tolls, and two times to police of Rs 20. We reached the “St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Ooty”, around 7:00 am. After a long time I had a chance to visit a school. we had to use common toilet and bathrooms. We stood in queue to get our breakfast “Uppumaa” with chattini and a banana.

benny anan is doing a prayer

benny anan is doing a prayer

After that we assembled for a prayer. Abee anna gave as a very good message on “How to keep our good habits of our’s from the worldly things. Doing ministry can be of various forms/methods. Helping others with what ever talent you have is known as ministry. To do that you have to avoid worldly thoughts; you have to meditate regularly.

Anna has given Joseph and David as examples for obedience. Kishan Singh sung two nice worship songs. Then did a small prayer and we got nice blue t-shirt and a cap. All my friends came from different parts of Tamil Nadu. We were one less than 80 in number. Groups of youth came from Tanjour, Trichy, Selam, Thirunelveli and other places.

worship songs -morning session

worship songs -morning session

We reached the Government Botanical Garden around 10:00 am. On the way, we saw lot of small shops selling attractive toys, dresses, fruits and veritable.  The complete road was filled with people. A police man was shouting in a mike to clear the crowd in front of the main gate.

Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected