The next station in the journey of SECAS II was Nangal Dam in Punjab. SECAS II and its team received a warm welcome by Mr. Sanjeev Suri, Chief Engineer, Bhakra Nangal Dam, along with other officials of Bhakra Nangal Dam. The guests also visited the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the team for spreading awareness on climate change and related issues.
SECAS II received a good number of students and general visitors at Nangal Dam. Altogether in two days, students from 29 different educational institutions visited the exhibition train. Additionally, the complementary activities of SECAS II in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and on Platform registered good participation. The team also conducted a Teachers Orientation session on ‘hands-on approaches’ for teaching science and maths, for a group of primary teachers at Nangal Dam.
For the students and visitors at the platform, SECAS II team organized interesting sessions on SBM, in which the team members demonstrated activities like ‘Walking on Burning Coal’, ‘Fire without Matchstick’, ‘Exuding Blood from Hand’ , ‘Red Lemon’ etc. The team members also explained the scientific explanation for all the activities which seem to magic or miracles but are based on some of the fundamental principles of science. It was very much appreciated by all the participants.
SECAS II team received extensive support from officials from Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, Chandigarh at Nangal Dam. It helped in mobilizing the visitors including school and college students.
At Nangal Dam, SECAS II crossed 70,000 general visitors and 40,000 students’ participation in JOS Lab.
On the last day of the halt, in the evening, the team once again packed up and started their journey to the next station – Sirhind.