• Department of Science & TechnologyTechnology Bhawan,
    New Mehrauli Marg,
    New Delhi -110016, India.
  • Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre Navrangpura,
    Ahmedabad -380 009,

  • State: Telangana
  • Dates: 27 - 30 May 2017
  • Visitors: 58,098

From Gudivada in Andhra Pradesh, SECAS II next moved Miryalaguda in Telangana. SECAS II was welcomed by Shri Vinay Ambade, ADRM, Guntur Division. Shri V. Satya Nanda Rao, ACM, Guntur Division, Shri Vanam Laxmipathi, District Science Officer, Shri K Champala, Mandal Education Officer, Shri Gaurav Uppal, District Collector, Nalgonda and Dr. Y Chandra Mohan, District Education Officer visited the exhibition onboard and appreciated the efforts of DST and MoEFCC, Govt. of India and the team of SECAS II.

Shri Vinay Ambade welcoming SECAS II
Shri Vinay Ambade welcoming SECAS II
Students in Coach on Positive Actions
Students in Coach on Positive Actions
Students understanding about water conservation
Students understanding about water conservation
Children knowing about tiger conservation
Children knowing about tiger conservation

SECAS II exhibition was scheduled for four days at Miryalaguda. Due to the ongoing summer vacation in the schools and colleges, the number of students visiting the exhibition train on the first day was low; but second day onwards there were good number of visitors. Altogether in four days, a total of 58,098 people visited SECAS II – the highest for any stations, in the current phase, till date. This also included students from 119 educational institutions and general visitors.

The complementary activities of SECAS II in JOS lab, Kids Zone and Platform Activity also saw good number of registrations. Besides, on the first day of the halt at Miryalaguda, SECAS II team conducted a Teachers Orientation session for a group of 32 primary teachers in which the teachers were oriented for hand-on methods of teaching science and maths.

A team from National Innovation Foundation (NIF) and officials from District Science Education Department extended their support in conducting Platform Activity and put up an exhibition and photo gallery on legendary scientists at the platform. Voluntary support was also given by Lions Club, Miryalaguda as they provided drinking water facilities for the visitors of SECAS II.

On the last day of halt, the officials from the Education Department, Miryalaguda, felicitated the on-board team, as mark of their appreciation for engaging the students of the city through SECAS exhibition and its complementary activities. It was very encouraging and motivating for the team. Also, SECAS II team with the railway officials planted saplings as remembrance of their visit to Miryalaguda.

At Miryalaguda, SECAS II crossed 8.5 lakh total visitors and 6 lakh general visitors and Platform Activity crossed 60,000 students participation in current phase.

With this, the halt of SECAS II at Miryalaguda came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station - Gulbarga in Karnataka.