The poor mess workers were a harried lot because of us. Breakfast at 5:30 AM: that must've been the earliest that they had ever risen in Roorkee too! It was a simple affair: bananas, milk and jam/butter and bread. But it was the first time that it was just the Civil Engineering students there - virtually each and every one. There was also one curious character: a girl. Inside RKB! Well, it was the only girl in M.Tech (Hydraulics) - I Yr, who chose to dine with her classmates than alone at SB.
Once were were done, we waited outside. Five 'deluxe' buses pulled in and we trooped inside them, followed by a head count. One bus went to get the girls, the professors and their families (in KSHP's case). Once done, we left the IIT Campus and began a long journey towards the mountains of Tehri-Garhwal.