From Karur, SECAS II next moved to Kodaikkanal in Tamil Nadu. SECAS II was welcomed by Ms. S Marry, Inspector of School, Dindigul. Shri S. Gobidoss, CEO and Shri V. Srinivasan, Addl. SP, Kodaikkanal also visited SECAS II and appreciated the efforts of the on-board team.
Shri P J Michael, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India, joined the on-board team at Kodaikkanal. It was very encouraging for the team to interact with him and share their unique experiences in the journey so far. He appreciated the team and also motivated them for the journey ahead.
As the exhibition was scheduled for only one day at Kodaikkanal, a huge rush of general public, students and children of different age group was seen at the platform throughout the day. During the day, more than 10,000 visitors including 5,042 students and 293 teachers from 53 different educational institutions visited SECAS II
At Kodaikkanal, along with the exhibition train, the complementary activities of JOS Lab, Kids Zone and Platform also received enthusiastic response. A team from Wildlife Institute of India, including Dr. J A Johnson, Scientist E, visited the train at Kodaikkanal. They along with local activists organized an interesting cultural programme on ‘Dolphin Conservation’ as part of the Platform Activity.
SECAS II team held a Teachers Orientation Session for a group of 8 primary school teachers at Kodaikkanal. The participating teachers were oriented with ‘Hands-on Approaches’ for teaching science and mathematics in a fun-filled manner. The on-board team also held discussions on the Practice of Vedic Math and Modern Algorithm.
Tamil Nadu State Council of Science and Technology extended their support in coordination of SECAS II activities at Kodaikkanal.
With this, the halt of SECAS II at Kodaikkanal came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station – Virudhunagar.