Science Express arrives at Pudukottai of Madurai Division
Pudukottai: Science Express Special arrived at the Pudukottai Railway station on Monday with a view to raise awareness among the masses, particularly students, on climate change.
The exhibition on wheels, christened ‘Climate Action Special’ organised by the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment Climate Change in coordination with the Railways Department, aims at sensitising people to prevent the adverse impact due to climate change.
Understanding climate change and adaptation, India’s adaptation action, role of water-shed areas are some of the important topics being explained to the visitors.
A number of models have been displayed on the compartments of the special train which comprises 13 compartments.
Each compartment highlights specific topics. For instance, the 13-th compartment is meant for students of Standards VIII to X and facilitates them to understand experiments in chemistry, biology and mathematics. The 12-fth compartment is specially dedicated to children in the age-group 2-11 years. “Child specific models have been displayed in it,” said A.M. Diwakar, a resource-person.
The special will be stationed at the Pudukottai station for three days till March 9. The resource persons clarify the doubts of visitors.
The special has covered 391 stations at a cumulative length of about 1.35 lakh km since 2007.