I asked where?
Replied "Himachal Pradesh"!!!
It was in 1985-86 & i was in Xth standard, fully involve & active cadet of Jamia NCC.
Summer vacation were approaching & NCC office announced a tour for its cadets in Himachal Pradesh to do tracking in Himalyas.
It came to me like a dream comes true!
NCC was bearing @ half the cost & half to be arranged by us.
I went to NCC office along with QMD & BAM to register ourselves.
It was one month before i must make the payment.
The question remians, how to pay?
I dont wanna trouble my parents for this.
Also, the tution i was offering was not enough to bear the required expenses.
Trying to figure out, i came across a contractor backfilling Yamuna for ploting at batla house.
He offerred me to supervise backfilling operation for 20days & offered me a good amount in return.
Finally i got the amount needed to finance tracking tour.
Finished with the formalities, NCC office divided us in three groups & i was named in group-3.
My self, QMD & BAM decided to go shopping & went to Sunday market/Chor bazar behind red fort.
We purchased Gum boot, ruksack,knives & specially foam filled shirts at shoulders for our tour along with few small items.
Finally the day came & we departed in a DTC bus for ISBT (inter state bus terminal).
Few of our seniors like Musarrat Ali/Afaque bhai joined us there.
Boarded on Himachal pradesh state transport corporation bus finally departed for Kullu (HP).