• Department of Science & TechnologyTechnology Bhawan,
    New Mehrauli Marg,
    New Delhi -110016, India.
  • Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre Navrangpura,
    Ahmedabad -380 009,

  • State: West Bengal
  • Date: 01 - 02 May 2017
  • Visitors: 5,971

From Dhanbad SECAS II next moved to Barrackpore in West Bengal. It was welcomed by Shri Barudev Panda, Divisional Railway Manager, Sealdah Division. Shri Dilip Surkar, Director, VASCSC, visited SECAS II at Barrackpore and interacted with the on-board team. He overviewed the entire functioning of SECAS II and motivated the team for the journey ahead.

Shri Barudev Panda welcoming SECAS II at Barrackpore
Shri Barudev Panda welcoming SECAS II at Barrackpore
Visitors knowing about S & T for Rural Development
Visitors knowing about S & T for Rural Development
Shri Dilip Surkar with team SECAS II
Shri Dilip Surkar with team SECAS II
Students in JOS Lab
Students in JOS Lab

SECAS II exhibition was scheduled for two days at Barrackpore. Altogether, in two days, around 5,900 visitors came to see the exhibition. The first day of the exhibition, being the May Day, was a public holiday , hence there was no school/college visit. However, a good number of general visitors, including children of different age groups visited SECAS II. On the second day, a good number of students from different educational institutions came to see the exhibition.The complementary activities of SECAS II in the JOS Lab, Kids Zone and Platform Activity also registered good participation.

On the last day of the exhibition at Barrackpore, a team from World Wildlife Fund for Nature, West Bengal, and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, conducted a session on ‘Global Warming’, at the Platform. It was followed by a street play and a quiz competition for the children and students. It was very well appreciated by all.

At Barrackpore, a team from ENVIS Centre for Floral Diversity, West Bengal, extended their support in conducting the Platform Activity. Besides, SECAS II team also received help from members of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Barrackpore, in local coordination and interpretation of the exhibition in local language.

Barrackpore turned out to be another milestone stations in the journey of SECAS II, as it crossed 30,000 children’s participation in the famous Kids Zone.

With this, the two day halt of SECAS II at Barrackpore, came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station –Kalyani in West Bengal.