The next station in the journey of SECAS II was Mau. It was welcomed by Shri Dara Singh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minster, Forest and Environment, Zoos, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Shri A. K. Kashyap, Divisional Railway Manager, Varanasi Division, Shri Ashutosh Dwivedi, Chief Development Officer, Mau, Shri Vinod Kumar Ray, DIOS, Mau, Dr. H. B. Singh, Scientist, DST, Govt. of India, Dr. Akhilesh Mishra, Scientist, DST, New Delhi and Prof. Harvinder Singh, Banaras Hindu University, were present on the occasion. The Hon’ble Minister and the distinguished guests visited the exhibition train and also appreciated the efforts of MoEFCC and DST, Govt. of India, for spreading awareness on Climate Change through SECAS II.
SECAS II received an overwhelming response at Mau. Altogether in four days, more than 33,000 visitors came to see the exhibition. Students from around 75 different educational institutions visited SECAS II at Mau. Apart from the exhibition, the complementary activities of SECAS II in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and at Platform registered very good participation.
SECAS II team also conducted two Teachers Orientation Sessions, on ‘Non-Conventional Methods of Teaching’ in which the teachers were oriented for hand-on methods of teaching science and maths. The participating teachers also made models like ‘3-d Shapes’, ‘Balancing Pencil’, ‘Yo-Yo’ ‘Color Filters’ etc. Additionally, the also conducted three Outreach Activities at Kunwar Inter College, Narwar, Ghazipur, Primary School Rajmalpur and Badagaon Primary School, Mau, in which over 785 students participated.
At Mau station, SECAS II crossed 3 lakh total visitors’ and 2 lakh general visitors’ mark. Additionally, the Kids Zone also crossed 15,000 children’s’ participation in the current phase.
After a successful four day halt at Mau, the team once again packed up and started their journey to the next station – Gaya in Bihar.