- Gandhinagar - 05 - 07 May 2016 (Last station)
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In this section, we will keep you updated on the happenings on SECAS. Here, we share our experiences of the exciting journey of the train across India. Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Exhibition Dates: 29 April - 1 May 2016
Total visitors: 28,633
From Patan, SECAS next moved to Hapa in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. It was welcomed by Dr. Rajesh Kotecha , Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar along with station master and other railway officials. Ms. Bhavpreeta Soni, Divisional Security Commissioner, Rajkot, Dr. M. R. Sagarka, District Education Officer, Jamnagar & Mr. Bhupesh Dubey, Sr. Divisional Signal & Telecommunication Engineer, Rajkot, visited SECAS and appreciated the efforts of the on-board team.
Dr. Rajesh Kotecha welcoming SECAS
Science Communicator explaining GHGs
Visitors knowing about Energy Conservation
Children in Kids Zone
During its three day halt at Hapa, SECAS received a very encouraging response, with more than 28,000 people visiting SECAS. Inspite of the ongoing summer vacation, a good number of students from over 30 educational institutions visited SECAS. Children accompanied by their parents and guardians also came in large numbers to see the exhibition train.
Apart from the exhibition, children also enthusiastically participated in the complementary activities of SECAS in JOS Lab, Kids Zone and on-Platform Activity. As part of the Platform Activity, SECAS team organized a drawing and painting competition on the theme ‘Climate Change’. Besides, they also held a discussion on ‘Innovations in Science and Technology’ and briefed the students about different scholarships provided by DST and DBT to the students, to pursue higher studies in the field of Science and Technology. They also discussed about APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE awards.
At Hapa, SECAS team also organized an Outreach Activity at Sainik School, Balachedi, Jamanagar in which over 350 students participated. In this, the team held discussions on ‘Climate Change and its Impact’ and ‘SECAS and its coaches’. It was followed a session on Astronomy in which the students were shown the stellarium and briefed about the working of a Telescope. Later, the students enjoyed watching stars and constellation through the telescope.
At Hapa, SECAS achieved another milestone with JOS Lab crossing 75,000 student’s participation.
With this, the scheduled three day halt at Hapa came to an end and SECAS team once again packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station - Junagarh in Gujarat.