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Koraput

Station: Koraput
State: Odisha
Exhibition Dates: 8- 10 February 2016        
Total visitors: 32,704

From Kumhari, SECAS next moved to Koraput in Odisha. It was welcomed by Prof. S. Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Orissa, Koraput along with Mr. M. Mohan, IFS, Regional Chief Conservator of Forest & Prof. S. B. Padwi, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Dept. of Forest and Environment, Govt. of Odisha. Mr. Jaya Kumar, IAS, Collector & District Magistrate, Koraput, also visited SECAS along with his family and appreciated the efforts of the team in spreading awareness on global warming.

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Prof. S. Mohanty welcoming SECAS

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Students knowing about Corals of India

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Students in DBT coach

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Platform Activity

During the three-day halt at Koraput, SECAS received more than 32,000 people including students from 77 different educational institutions visiting SECAS. A good number of general visitors also came to see the exhibition train. Ms. Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a class IX student who won the ‘Community Impact Award’ at the Google Science Fair, visited SECAS along with her mentor and interacted with the on-board team.

Apart from the exhibition, students and children enthusiastically participated in Kids Zone, JOS Lab and Platform Activity. SECAS team conducted Outreach Activities at 26 different schools of Koraput, in which over 4,000 students participated. The team also organized a ‘Sky Watch Programme’ at Pujariput Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, in which the students enjoyed watching stars and constellation through a telescope.

For the teachers, the SECAS team conducted two Teachers’ Orientation sessions emphasizing on hands-on approaches for teaching Maths and Science. A thought provoking discussion on ‘How to build Scientific Temper among Students’ was also conducted, in which different models were demonstrated.

SECAS team celebrated the birthday of famous chemist Dmitriy Mendeleev on 8 February by organizing different activities in JOS Lab and at the Platform. The team held special discussions with the students on ‘Contributions of Mendeleev’ & ‘Periodicity of Elements’ followed by activities like ‘Complete the Octet’ and ‘Place the Elements in s, p, d and f block’. It was very much enjoyed by the students.

On the last day of the exhibition at Koraput, SECAS crossed visit by 3 lakh students and 7.5 lakh general public and Kids Zone crossed 40,000 children’s’ participation. Additionally, Science Express, cumulative of all the phases (Phase I-VIII), crossed 5 lakh students’ participation in Platform Activity.

Govindalaya, an NGO at Nabarangpur district of Odisha, extended their support in coordination of SECAS activities at Koraput.

After a successful three-day halt at Koraput, the team once again packed up and made preparations for their journey to the next station – Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.


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