From Hisar, SECAS II next moved to Dhuri in Sangrur district of Punjab. It was welcomed by Mr. Tavsan Bawa, District Education Officer, Sangrur along with other officials from District Education Department, Sangrur. Mr. Barjinder Pal Singh, District Science Supervisor, Sangrur, visited SECAS II and also appreciated the efforts of the team.
SECAS II received a very good response from students as well as general visitors at Dhuri. On all three days of the exhibition, long queue of students and visitors was seen at the platform. The complementary activities in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and Platform Activity, also registered good participation.
On all the three days at Dhuri, SECAS II team conducted sessions on ‘Science Behind Miracles’, as part of Platform Activity. The team held a discussion on ‘Superstition and Science’. It was followed by a demonstration session in which team conducted different activities like ‘Mysterious Red Scarf in Coconut’, ‘Blood from Lemon’, ‘Knife and Miraculous Floating Pot’ etc. The student and visitors were fascinated watching these activities and also learning about the science behind them.
Dhuri turned out to be a landmark station in the journey of SECAS II, as on the last day of the exhibition, it crossed 85,000 total visitors, 50,000 general visitors, 15,000 students and 1,000 teachers mark. Additionally, Science Express, cumulative of all its phases (Phase I - IX), also crossed 1.57 crore visitors’ mark.
After a successful three day halt at Dhuri, SECAS team packed up and started their journey to the next station –Tarn Tarn in Punjab.