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

Le Auroville Resort, Yelagiri 2008 trip with web 2.0 lab friends

If you are planing for a short holiday, then here is a place to visit. Yelagiri.

Where we stayed

A couple weeks ago, we have been to Le Auroville Resort, Yelagiri. We stayed there for two days. we enjoyed a lot.  most of the time we were playing volleyball, Football,  Cricket and throw ball. Ashok krish, flute Hari and Dane played the musical instruments for us. Hariharan sung superb songs for us.
Le Auroville Resort enterance

The Le Auroville Resort has two volleyball courts, and more than  ten double bedrooms to stay. The manager, Mike ( 094865 65200, 094863 35200 ) is a cool guy, he arranged everything in time. The hospitality given by them was wonderful.

Our trip photo are placed in the following url:

http://picasaweb.google.com/WebAlfee/Elagiri03 (Photo gallery)

Tariff

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Family rooms (2 family cottages) 3000/- (Three thousand only) 24 hrs check in – check out

Dormitories are also available.

Thing to buy:

The only things that seemed to be famous and available in copious amounts were jack fruit, guava and honey. honey people are selling in small bottles starting from 25 rs to 15o rs. Most of the shops are under “sem magaleer mandram”. Near the lack, you will get soft drinks, hot fried fish, fruites …

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