PARTNERS

ADDRESS

  • Department of Science & TechnologyTechnology Bhawan,
    New Mehrauli Marg,
    New Delhi -110016, India. www.dst.gov.in
  • Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre Navrangpura,
    Ahmedabad -380 009, India.www.vascsc.org
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Roha
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Dates: 18 July 2017
  • Visitors: 31,816

From Sindhudurg, SECAS II next moved to Roha in Maharashtra. It was welcomed by Hon’ble Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu, through video conferencing. Shri Sanjay Udase, CPRO, Shri Ravindra Goyal, DRM, Mumbai Division, Shri Santosh S. Pathpode, Nagaradhyaksh, Roha, and several other dignitaries were also present at the occasion.

Hon’ble Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu welcoming SECAS II
Hon’ble Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu welcoming SECAS II
Dignitaries opening the exhibition for visitors at Roha
Dignitaries opening the exhibition for visitors at Roha
Distinguished guests in SECAS II
Distinguished guests in SECAS II
Students waiting to visit the exhibition train
Students waiting to visit the exhibition train

The halt at Roha was a new addition to existing itinerary of SECAS II. However, the one day halt turned out to be a record breaking day, with SECAS II receiving the highest number of schools (212), students (16,952) and teachers (1,109), in a single day- in the current phase. It was very encouraging to see that in spite of heavy rains more than 31,500 people visited the exhibition train. Even the complementary activities of SECAS II, in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and at the Platform, received enthusiastic participation.

At Roha, SECAS II team conducted a Teachers Orientation Session for a group of Primary School teachers where they held a discussion on ‘Understanding Education Pedagogy’ and highlighted different case studies. Furthermore, different models and activities based on scientific principles were demonstrated for easy and fun-filled classroom teaching using hands-on approaches. It was well appreciated by the participating teachers.

The Rotary Club, Roha, extended voluntary support to SECAS II team in managing the visitors at the platform.

With this, the halt of SECAS II at Roha came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station – Mumbai in Maharashtra.