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Forget Shatabdi and Duranto, This is Science Express

Last Modified Wednesday, 31 May 2017 (18:02 IST)
Kalaburagi: The Climate Action Special Train, an innovative mobile Science Exhibition arrived here today. It is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Department of Science & Technology to spread awareness among people on Science and Technology. With the collaboration of the Ministry of Environment, (MoEFCC), the Special train was named as 'Science Express Climate Action Special II' (SECAS II) for its ninth tour (this year) to focus on the issue of global warming. The programme is coordinated by Vikram A. Community Science Centre.

Flagged off by Railway Minister at Delhi on February 17, SECAS II, plans to travel 19,000 km and halt at 68 locations till September. After completing exhibitions in 37 cities, it reached here this morning and remain till June 2. Since its launch in October 2007, the Science Express has made eight tours of the country travelling about 1,50,000 km. With over 1.64 lakh visitors at its 485 halts it earned a fame of being the largest and longest running and most visited mobile science exhibition in India.

It has six entries in the Limca Book of Records. Deputy Commissioner UjjalKumar Ghosh who opened and reviewed the exhibition said that the aim of running the Science Express is to transform the vehicle into a people's movement and motivate them to take individual actions to fight climate change. Its target audience is youths of the country. (UNI)
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