In this section, we will keep you updated on the happenings on SECAS. Here, we share our experiences of the exciting journey of the train across India. Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
From Miryalaguda in Telangana, SECAS II next moved Gulbarga in Karnataka. SECAS II was welcomed by Shri Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh, Deputy Commissioner, Gulbarga, along with Ms. Hephsiba R Korlapati, IAS, CEO, Gulbarga. The dignitaries visited the exhibition train and interacted with the team. Mrs. Subjeet, Inspector of Schools, Gulbarga also visited SECAS II and appreciated the efforts of the team.
SECAS II exhibition was scheduled for three days at Gulbarga. On the first day, the numbers of visitors were low, but from second day onwards, there was increase in the number of footfall. Altogether in three days, SECAS II received more than 26,000 visitors, including students from 62 different educational institutions. Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Gulbarga, extended their support in mobilizing the educational institutions.
Apart from the seeing the exhibition, the students and children also enthusiastically participated in the complementary activities of JOS lab, Kids Zone and Platform Activity. Additionally, on the third day of halt at Gulbarga, SECAS II team conducted a teacher’s orientation session for a group of 45 primary and secondary teachers, in which they held discussions on hand on approaches for teaching. They demonstrated models based on different concepts of science and maths that can be helpful in classroom teaching.
The Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute, Bengaluru, and the Karnataka State ENVIS Centre, Gulbarga, extended their support in local coordination as well as in conducting the Platform Activity. Moreover, the ENVIS Center organized a Quiz Competition on climate change and renewable energy for the students.
On the last day of halt, SECAS II team along with the railway officials planted saplings as a remembrance of their visit to Gulbarga.
At Gulbarga, SECAS II crossed 1 lakh student’s visitations. Besides, Science Express, cumulative of all its phases (Phase I-IX) crossed 16.5 million total visitors mark.
With this, the halt of SECAS II at Gulbarga came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station - Kalluru in Telangana.