From Chandil, SECAS II next moved to Bhadrak in Odisha. It was welcomed by Shri Ranjan Kumar Giri, District Education Officer, Bhadrak. He visited the exhibition coaches of SECAS II and appreciated the efforts of the on-board team.
SECAS II exhibition was scheduled for three days at Bhadrak. Although on the first day, there were comparatively less number of visitors, but from the second day onwards, the numbers increased progressively. Altogether in three days, more than 16,000 visitors including students from 52 different educational institutions visited the exhibition train.
The complementary activities of SECAS II in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and Platform Activity also registered good participation at Bhadrak. SECAS II team conducted an Outreach Activity at the Bhadrak Special School for Spastic Children. In this, they interacted with the children and discussed about SECAS and other issues related to Climate Change. It was followed by a session on Astronomy, in which the students enjoyed watching the night sky through a telescope. The facilitators at the school helped the team in conducting the session. It was a very unique and a learning experience for the SECAS II team.
At Bhadrak, the onboard team conducted Teachers Orientation sessions on all the three days of the halt. Around 150 teachers participated in this. The team oriented them towards hand-on approach for teaching science and maths by demonstrating different models that could be made by students to know the scientific principles behind them.
At Bhadrak, SECAS II crossed 7 lakh total visitors and 90,000 students visit.
With this, the halt of SECAS II at Bhadrak, came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station – Puri.