From Tarn Taran, SECAS II next moved to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. It was welcomed by Dr. Kumar, M K, Addl, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra along with Mr. Naveen Kumar, Divisional Traffic Manager, Jammu, NR.
It was for the first time that Science Express was at Katra and a very enthusiastic response was received from the students as well as general visitors. On the second day of the exhibition, despite the imposition of section 144 in the area, a good number of general visitors came to see the exhibition train. Children and students enthusiastically participated in the activities of Kids Zone and JOS Lab.
At Katra, SECAS II team conducted interesting sessions on ‘Science behind Miracles’ as part of the Platform Activity. The team members held discussions on ‘Superstition and Science’ and demonstrated activities like ‘Blood exuding Lemon’, ‘Mysterious Scarf in Coconut’, ‘Burning of Coconut without Fire’ and ‘Floating Pot in Air’ and also explained the scientific principles behind them. It was very much appreciated by all.
On the last day of the halt, in the evening, the team once again packed up and started their journey to the next station – Udhampur.