From Habibganj, SECAS II next moved to Bina in Madhya Pradesh. It was welcomed by Shri Mahesh Rai, Member of Legislative Assembly, Bina. Shri Mahendra Singh, Station Manager, Bina and other officials from the Railways were also present on the occasion. The distinguished guests acknowledged the efforts of the on-board team. Ms. Neetu Ajju Roy, President, Bina Municipal Corporation, also visited SECAS II at Bina.
At Bina, SECAS II was scheduled for three days. It received good response from students, general visitors and children of different age groups. Altogether in three days, more than 6,000 students from 95 different educational institutions visited SECAS II at Bina.
On 12th August, SECAS II team celebrated the 98th birth anniversary of Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai - the distinguished scientist and the father of Indian Space Program. The celebrations began with the lighting of a lamp. The team paid floral tributes to Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai and remembered his contributions made for India’s Space Program, and his vision of popularizing science among the community. SECAS II team celebrated the occasion by conducting different activities focusing on contributions of Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and at the Platform activity. They held special sessions on ‘Model Rocketry’ in which the students understood the concept of designing and fabrication of rockets as well as their launching. It was very much enjoyed by the participants.
On 12th August, the last day of halt at Bina, the team also celebrated the ‘World Elephant Day’ by organizing a drawing and painting competition for students at the platform.
SECAS II team received support from Madhya Pradesh Biodiversity Board in coordination of its activities, at Bina. They displayed their posters and panels on Nature Conservation at the Platform.
At Bina, SECAS II crossed 21 lakh total visitors mark and 65,000 children’s participation in Kids Zone.
With this, the halt of SECAS II at Bina came to an end, and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station – Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh.