(visited by Chander Devgun, Sanjana Mathur, Kunal Datta, Prachi Trehan, Raghav, Sirish Gupta, Ankit Jain, Ankit Gupta, Deepika Goel, Sajat Jain, Tarunima Prabhakar, Siddharth Banerjee, Subhashini Sinha, ashok, kanika kalra, vikrant, Sachin Bahmba, pankaj sharma, vikas nautiyal, A. Badoni, Neetu Singh, Parunmita Banerjee, Mayank Aggarwal, Ritdhvaj Agarwala, Ankush Anand, Chirag Aggarwal, Jayesh Jain, Shishpa Singh Rana, Varun Sharma, Anamika Gautam, Deeksha Kaushal, Naina Gandhi, Saurabh Ahuja, Abhinav Harlalka, Rahul Singh, Varun goel, Pulkit sachdeva, Karan joshi, Karsan Chaudhary, Newton Jain, Divyaksh Singh, Arunabh Chhaterjee, Shitij Singh, Abhishek and Aakanksha Madan)
22-Jan-2005 -- As we had earlier done this confluence long time back in August 2002, we thought of taking the idea of confluence to the schools kids and hence our project “Khoj” was born. In this project, school students from India are going to visit various confluence points in India and then finally to find an inhabited place on Meriden 82.5 degrees whose time we use as Indian Standard time. Students from various schools in Delhi are being trained to find places of confluence with help of maps and GPS and then finally match the longitude and latitude readings by doing simple experiments with Gnomon.
Second point 28N 77E taken up by students in this project from Appejay School, sheikh sarai, Balbharti Public school, Brij Vihar Ghaziabad, Ryan International Vasant kunj, Modern school Barakhamba road, Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj & Delhi Public School Rohini had 34 students and 4 teachers.
The confluence was done with help of Maps and 2 GPS on 22nd of January, braving the cold winds and rain by students.
After bus journey of around 1.5 hours starting from Dharuhera in Haryana, we went through Taoru in Haryana and finally reached a point around 1.5 kms to the confluence and divided them into 2 groups and both the teams took different routes to reach the confluence. It took them around 1hour and 30 mins to reach the point walking through the mustard farms. There they did the local noon experiment next day which confirmed the 77 degrees longitude. Of course the GPS was there and they all did the confluence dance. They interacted with the locals over there and then started their journey back to the place where they had stayed overnight.