- Sunday Service at St Paul’s Church, Char Dukan
- 8.30 am to 12 pm: Nature Walk at the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve
Note: This walk will be led by Dr Sejal Worah, who is currently the Director of Programmes as WWF India based in New Delhi is the co-founder and Managing Director of the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve (JNR) in Mussoorie. Sejal spent her childhood summers in Mussoorie, where her family still has a home. After many years of working and travelling in other parts of India and the world, she returned to a Mussoorie which was very different from the place she remembered. Flag Hill and Jabarkhet were places she had fond memories of but which had suffered from years of neglect with open access and lack of ownership. Getting in touch with the owner of the land, Vipul Jain, also a Woodstock alumni, she proposed the setting up of JNR, which would be the state’s first private nature reserve. The aim of JNR is to conserve the ecology of the area, provide livelihoods to the local communities, and create a model to demonstrate that conservation is a sustainable economic model for private forest owners and villagers. JNR was conceptualised about five years ago and has been up and running for three years. During this time, it has become established as a nature destination for people visiting Mussoorie, has created local jobs and livelihoods and is on it’s way to becoming a model for private conservation initiatives.