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National Council for Science & Technology Communication,
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhawan,
New Mehrauli Marg,
New Delhi -110016,  India.
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Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380 009, 
Gujarat, India.
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Barrackpore

Station: Barrackpore
State: West Bengal
Exhibition Dates: 18 - 21 January 2016
Total visitors: 42,683

From Ambika Kalna SECAS next moved to Barrackpore. It was welcomed by Mr. R. K. Gupta, General Manager, Eastern Railways along with Jaya Varma, Divisional Railway Manager, Sealdah. Mr. Chander Mohan, Scientist G & Head, DST and Mr. Dilip Surkar, Executive Director, VASCSC, were also present on the occasion.

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Mr. R. K. Gupta welcoming SECAS

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School students in SECAS

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Mr. Dilip Surkar addressing students at Barrackpore

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Students knowing about Impacts of Climate Change

On the very first day of the exhibition at Barrackpore, CEE, West Bengal along with Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal organized a function in which Mr. Scott F Wood, British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata and Mr. Dilip Surkar, addressed a group of students. Later, Mr. Scott F Wood also visited the exhibition train and interacted with the on-board team.

SECAS received an overwhelming response from students as well as general visitors at Barrackpore. During its four-day halt, SECAS registered more than 42,000 visitors. Additionally, at Barrackpore, SECAS also crossed 10 lakh total visitors’ mark.

The complementary activities of SECAS in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and also at the Platform received very good participation. SECAS team also conducted an Outreach Activity at Talpukur Kshetramohan Memorial High School, Barrackpore, in which the over 200 students participated.

At Barrackpore, Scientists from Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) visited SECAS and also shared their experiences with Science Communicators on ‘Societal Development through Scientific Innovations’. Mrs. Surekha Tharker, Vice Chancellor, Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata, also visited the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the team in spreading awareness about climate change.

Teams from ENVIS centre, Kolkata, Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata and CEE extended their supported to SECAS team in coordination of the activities of SECAS at Barrackpore.\

After a successful four-day halt at Barrackpore, the team once again packed up and made preparations for their journey to the next station – Jhargram in West Bengal.


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