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

  • State: Bihar
  • Date: 05 April 2017
  • Visitors: 25,121

From Kiul, SECAS II next moved to Sitamarhi. It was welcomed by Shri Jagdamba Prasad, Station Manager, Sitamarhi along with other Railway staff. Officials from the District Education Department including Shri Suresh Prasad, DEO, and Shri Prem Chandra, DPO, visited SECAS II and appreciated the efforts of the on-board team.

Mr. D. K. Gayen welcoming SECAS II at Patna
Shri Jagdamba Prasad welcoming SECAS II
Distinguished guests in SECAS II coach
Long queue of students at Platform
Puppet Show on ‘Namami Gange Project’ at Platform in Patna
Students in a coach in SECAS II
Children in Kids Zone
Visitors in coach on Biotechnology

As the exhibition was scheduled for only one day at Sitamarhi, a huge rush was seen at the platform throughout the day. More than 1,200 students from 27 different educational institutions visited the exhibition train. During the day, SECAS II received 25,121 total visitors–the second highest in a single day, the highest being at Gaya on 31 March with over 26,000 visitors, in a single day.

Apart from seeing the exhibition, the students also enjoyed participating in activities of the JOS Lab and Kids Zone. At the Platform, SECAS II team held a discussion on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water’. They demonstrated how Greenhouse Gases lead to increase in temperature and Role of Plants as sinks of CO2. Besides, they also demonstrated concepts like Laws of Motion, Conservation of Momentum, Inertia, Electrolysis of Water, Reactivity Series etc. through different models and activities. Besides, SECAS II team also conducted a session on ‘Science Behind Miracles’ as part of the Platform Activity. It was well appreciated by all.

Sitamarhi turned out to be a landmark station in the journey of SECAS II, as by the end of the day, SECAS II crossed 4 lakh total visitors’ mark.

In the late evening, the team once again packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station – Samastipur in Bihar.