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Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur)


Station: Bhagat Ki Kothi
State: Rajasthan
Exhibition Dates: 24-25 October 2015
Total visitors: 17514

After Ranapratpnagar, the next station for SECAS in Rajasthan was Bhagat Ki Kothi. It was welcomed by Mr. Abhay Kumar Gupta, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, North Western Railways, Jodhpur. He visited the exhibition train and also interacted with the onboard team.

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Platform Activity

At Bhagat Ki Kothi, Mr. N K Vasu, IFS, Director, Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur and Dr. U K Tomar, Scientist F & Head, AFRI, Jodhpur, visited SECAS and shared their views on Medicinal Plant Genomics with the Science Communicator and appreciated the efforts of Govt. for spreading awareness on Climate Change through SECAS.

During its two-day halt at Bhagat ki Kothi, SECAS received more than 17,500 visitors. In fact on the last day of the exhibition, SECAS registered more than 9,400 general visitors and over 10,900 total visitors –the highest in a single day, for the current phase till date. Additionally, SECAS also crossed 50,000 total visitors mark, 5,500 students and 500 teachers mark for the current phase till date.

Apart from the exhibition, the complementary activities of SECAS in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and at the Platform also registered good participation. The activities conducted by SECAS team at the platform related to Climate Change which included Ropes and Ladder, Climate Captain, Climate Change in a bottle etc. were very much appreciated by the participants.

The overwhelming response which SECAS received at Bhagat Ki Kothi added new enthusiasm to the team. On the last day, after the exhibition hours, the SECAS team once again packed up and made preparation for their departure the next station- Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan.

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