From Kengeri in Karnataka, SECAS II next moved to Koduru in Andhra Pradesh. SECAS II was welcomed by Shri Subba Rayudu, ADRM, Guntakal Division, Indian Railways and Shri K Sreenivasulu, MLA, Koduru. Many other officials from district administration and railways were also present on the occasion. The notable guests visited the exhibition train and interacted and appreciated the onboard team.
Dr. ABP Mishra, Scientist, NCSTC, DST, visited SECAS II at Koduru. He interacted with the on-board team, enquired about their unique experiences in the journey so far and motivated them for the journey ahead. He overviewed the functioning of SECAS II and its complementary activities.
SECAS II exhibition was scheduled for three days at Koduru. Students from 84 different educational institutions, children of different age group and general public visited SECAS II. Although, on the first day, the number of visitors was low, but on second and third day SECAS II witnessed good response from students as well as general public. Overall in three days, SECAS II received more than 20,000 visitors.
As part of the Swachchta Pakhwada initiative, SECAS II team along with the Station Manager of Koduru and school children planted a sapling at the station premises. The on board team also displayed the concerned posters and banners at the Platform and briefed the students about its importance and circulated the Green Pledge among them.
SECAS II team celebrated World Blood Donor’s Day on 14th June by organizing different activities in JOS lab and at the Platform. As a part of this celebration, the team discussed with the students about the genetics of blood grouping and blood transfusion and highlighted the importance of blood donation.
At Koduru, voluntary support was also extended by team from Palle Srujana, NIF, and Shri B Madan Mohan Reddy, President of RADS in mobilizing schools and educational institutions for SECAS II. Balaji Dairy Ltd, Tirupati and Lal Basha also provided voluntary support to the onboard team.
SECAS II team conducted Teachers Orientation Session for a group of 7 teachers on ‘Understanding of Geometrical Theorems’ and Algebraic Identities using models. Additionally, SECAS II team oriented the teachers on hands-on approaches of teaching science and mathematics.
With this, the halt of SECAS II at Koduru came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station – Puducherry.