The next halt for SECAS II was Amravati in Maharashtra. It was welcomed by Shri Anandrao Vithoba Adsul, MP, Amravati. Dr. Sunil Deshmukh, MLA, and Shri Prashant Wankhade, Zilla Pramukh, Amravati, were also present at the occasion. The distinguished guests visited the exhibition train and also appreciated the efforts of the team, Govt. of India and the Ministry of Railways for spreading awareness about climate change through Science Express.
Amravati was a new station added to the itinerary of SECAS II. During, its one day halt at Amravati, more than 32,000 people visited SECAS II. Besides, the complementary activities of SECAS II in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and Platform Activity also received good participation.
SECAS II team conducted a Teachers Orientation session on ‘Hands-on Approaches for Teaching Science and Mathematics’ at Amravati. The team held a discussion on ‘How to build scientific temper among students’ with the participating teachers. Additionally, the team also demonstrated models based on different concepts of science like Refractive Index, Law of conservation of Energy, Laws of Motion, Energy Transformation, Centre of Gravity, Centre of Mass, Redox Reaction etc.
At Amravati, Science Express, cumulative of all its phases (Phase I - IX) crossed 17.6 million visitations.
With this, the one-day halt of SECAS II at Amravati came to an end, and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station – Nagpur in Maharashtra.