‘Science Express’ arrives in Bhopal

May 4th, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by admin  


Bhopal, May 4 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Governor Balram Jakhar here Sunday congratulated the scientists and said the recent launch of 10 satellites at one go was a big achievement for the country. Jakhar was speaking on the arrival of the Science Express - a science exhibition aboard a railway rake - at Bhopal’s Habibganj railway station. He welcomed the Science Express by cutting a ribbon.

Jakhar also claimed that efforts to control galloping inflation would succeed.

In an indirect response to US President George W. Bush’s statement that India’s growing prosperity was the major reason for the global food crisis, he said nobody should be sad over India’s prosperity and progress.

The Science Express, an Indo-German initiative, is being conducted by the Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad.

A team of 40 trained personnel is aboard the Express to explain the models and activities to the visitors in detail and also answer their various queries, the local coordinating body of the exhibition, Gwalior Science Centre, said.

The objective of the mobile exhibition, which will be open for the public till May 8, is to create awareness and interest in science among children and youth.

The exhibition includes 12 bogies fitted with audio-visual, computer-based and do-it yourself science activities and models.

The 13th bogie carries a Kids Lab set up by the BASF Chemical Company, where the visiting children can perform basic science experiments.

Another part of the train includes a tableau on the science and technology related progress made by the country.

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