Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Science exhibition train in Jamnagar City News Samachar Gujarat India

Science exhibition train to chug from Gandhinagar.

The science exhibition train which rolled out twice from Delhi earlier would begin its third journey from Gandhinagar, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, next month.

The science express, as it is popularly known, started its journey for the first time in 2007 from Safdarjung station. The 16 coach train, a virtual exhibition-on-wheels, was started by the Union ministry of science and technology.

Railway officials said that the train will leave from Gandhinagar and will be stationed there for nearly 14 days before coming to Ahmedabad.

Then it would move to Jamnagar, Gandhidham, Anand, Valsad and Navsari.

BB Shukla, administrative officer at the Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre (CSC) said the train will be stationed at Ahmedabad from October 16 and leave for Jamnagar on October 20, adding that the exhibition will be organized and manage by CSC in the state. And, then the train will leave for Maharashtra.

Officials said that this time there will be coaches specially explaining climate change and careers in science to create awareness about other careers apart from engineering and medicine.

The train is expected to cover a distance of around 18,000 km and halt at 55 stations. The science express features over 300 large format visual images, 150 video clips and multimedia exhibits. The exhibition provides information right from the origin of the universe, the origin and development of life, advances in technology, environment and its problems and the solar system.

Officials said that the Joy of Science Lab developed by VASCSC allows the participants to perform hands-on activities and experiments in science and mathematics. The lab is equipped with material useful for performing more than 50 interesting experiments and activities for different age groups.

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