Picnics, tours, trips and excursions are part and parcel or our life. They provide us complete opportunities to study the book of Nature as Shakespeare says. “We find sermons in stones, tongues, in trees and books in running brooks”. Picnics, tours and tours are as important as food and drink.
One Sunday morning, the weather was very fine. The sky was cloudy and cool and gentle breeze was blowing. My friend and I decode to visit the river Beas which flows at a distance of six kilometers from our town. We were a party of eight friends. We took with us our swimming suits and towels. We also carried a good quality of eatables including fruits. We left home on bicycles at 6 a.m.
The river scenery was also very charming. Water in the river flowed on silently and majestically. Fish swam in the water. There were flocks of water birds sitting on the banks. We parked out bicycles. Then we changed our swimming suits. Then we had a dip in the river. Then we played some games on the soft sand of the river bank. Thereafter, we sat down in a circle to take rest. One of us was a good singer; he entertained us with many songs. We all were in a gay mood. So we chatted and laughed. We cracked jokes with one another. We heated the food that we carried with us on the stove. We had a hearty meal.
In the meantime it grew very hot. So we took rest under the shade of a tree. Then we began to play at cards. After some time tea was ready, we took tea and eatables; by then it was 5:30 p.m. we took our bicycles and started back for home. We reached home at 6:00 p.m. it was a happy day in the pleasant company of friends.
Essay No. 2
An Outing with the Family
How I Spent A Holiday
It is always good to go out of doors. Free air and open sky are always welcome. Quite often one feels choked inside the houses and cities. It is good to run away into the open air for a day when one has the time. Picnics were very common for families in older days. But now even picnics are becoming rare and uncommon. Families just do not have time, money and mood to go away from their boring familiar surroundings. That indeed is one of the greatest ill of modern times.
A picnic is a delightful diversion. It takes you away from your dull daily routine, it produces a soothing effect and adds charm to life. sometimes it is possible to plan and go out. When it is possible, one avail of the opportunity.
We had one such opportunity last Sunday. Early in the morning we got ready to spend a day at the Okha Canal Bank. My mummy prepared food and my sisters helped in making other preparations. We took a thermos filled with tea and took along a couple of carpets for spreading under the trees to make ourselves feel comfortable.
It was not easy to catch a bus from Connaught Place for Okhla Barrage. We made some enquiries but there was no bus available. We were told to get a bus for Lajpat Nagar and then get a bus for Okhla from there. So we boarded a bus for Lajpat Nagar. But at Lajpat Nagar we had to wait for an hour to get a bus for Okhla. But Okhla was worth all the trouble we had to take to go there.
It was a beautiful scene and weather was cooler than in the city. There were green trees and they provided nice shade to the picnickers. Some fishermen were busy catching fish. There were lot of children playing with each other under the shady trees. There we took our lunch and lunch seemed specially tasty at Okhla. We felt that our lunch was not enough because everyone ate more than usual.
After lunch we all had a nap under the balmy shade for the trees. The children of one family played with children of other picnickers. Some old women read their holy books. In the afternoon there was a drizzle and even a few drops of rain were very much welcome at that season of the year. But the rain broke the magic web of our sleep. Our sweet dream came to an end.
Now it was getting evening. We took the evening tea which we had brought with us along with some snacks specially made for the trip. When it was getting dark, we boarded a bus and returned home.
Essay No. 03
An Excursion to a Lake
Picnicking is a very good source of recreation as well as instruction. I try my best to have at least one picnic party in a month.
Last Sunday I along-with a number of my friends, went out for a picnic. I had persuaded them two days earlier and all the necessary arrangements had been made a day earlier.
On the fixed day, two of my friends, Sushil and Anil left very early in the morning for the canal. They took with them a number of mats, a stove, a kerosene can, some wheat flour, a pastry board, a pastry roller, a big can of purified water and a number of necessary articles which had been jointly listed by all the friends. They left for the venue on a tempo. The renowned cook, Mr. Devi Dayal, who had been engaged by us also, reached the place at the time he was asked to do. He had already cut up the vegetables and prepared the fire before we reached there.
There were a dozen friends in all. We, the remaining friends reached the place on our bikes.
On reaching the lake, we decided to boat for a while. We had already engaged a boat’s man and his boat. We had a very hilarious
Then we decided to sing and dance on the mats to the tune of deck which Anil and Sushil had taken with them.
Meanwhile, Devi Dayal, had prepared hot puns with a fresh mixed vegetable dish. Thereafter we took sweet pudding.
Then we had a session of tidbits and quizzes and other cultural items. We enjoyed ourselves a lot for a few hours and then returned home. We were full of enthusiasm, joy and happiness that the moments of interaction and cooperative spirit had lent us.
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A School Picnic
Synopsis:- picnic provide us with much needed leisure. Students go for picnic to get temporary relief from their studies after which they feel fresh. There are many picnic sports in Delhi. Our headmaster chose ‘The Garden of Five Senses’ located at Mehrauti for the picnic spot. We started at 3:15 on a pleasant Sunday in bus hired from the Delhi Transport Corporation. The picnic started at 9:20 a.m. with light refreshments followed by various programmers like extempore speeches mono acting singing dancing etc. We all boarded the bus for the return journey. It was a wonderful experience.
A picnic is a short trip for pleasure to a beautiful place. Picnics add spice tour life. They provide the much sought after relief from our routine life. They refresh our tired nerves. After enjoying a picnic, students feel fresh and take up their studies with renewed vigor. Every school and college arranged picnics for its students.
Delhi is the capital of India. It is a beautiful city. The popular picnic sports in Delhi are the Talkatora Gardens. Roshanara Bagh, Qudsia Gardens, Buddha Jayanti Park, India Gate, Nehru Park, Lodhi Garden, The Garden of Five Senses, etc. These places are full of trees and plants of different varieties, where one can play or just lie and relax.
Last week, the headmaster of our school offered to take us, the 36 students of class IX to ‘The Garden of Five Senses’, Mehrauli for a picnic on a Sunday. Our class teacher, Mr. Benerjee organized this picnic. Students contributed Rs. 50 each for the complete tour.
A bus was taken on hire from the Delhi Transport Corporation tocarry the students from the school at Nehru place tomehrauli and brings them back to the school. All the students of class IX reached the school on Sunday before 8:00 a.m. The bus also arrived on time. The class teacher asked ther students to board the bus and take their seats. The first three front seats were reserved for the headmaster, our class teacher, Mr. Banerjee and the class monitor, Raju. The bus left at 8:15 a.m. We reached ‘The Garden of Five Senses’ Mehrauli at 9:00 a.m. The Journey was very comfortable.
The students were very happy as they had a free day to enjoy themselves. They were all wearing casual dresses and looking smart and cheerful. Our class teacher and Raju got the entry tickets for all of us from the entry gate.
The blue lilies were in full bloom. The bushes and the wind chime trees creating music in the area was a beautiful sight to watch.
All the students sat on the lush green ground in the open sunshine. Light refreshments were provided. All the students were served with sandwiches and apple juice. On the headmaster’s suggestion, some recreational activities were organized. Poetry recitation, mono acting, extempore speeches, jokes, songs, dances, etc. were performed by the students. All the students actively participated in it.