SUBJECT : ENVIS Activities at Science Express Climate Action Special Train 


Science Express Climate Action Special Train “A- unique science exhibition focusing on CLIMATE CHANGE” by Department of Science & Technology; Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and Ministry of Railway, Government of India.

Science Express Climate Action Special Train entered in the state of Odisha on 29th January 2016 and started the exhibition from Jharsuguda railway station. The train was scheduled to stay in Odisha in two railway stations such as Jharsuguda and Koraput.

Science Express Climate Action Special Train on 29-30 January 2016, at Jharsuguda

Odisha ENVIS Centre facilitates the exhibition aboard the Science Express Climate Action Special, taking place from 29 -30 January 2016 at Jharsuguda Station by highlighting his activities. Thedistance between Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda is 327 kms.

As per the prescheduled timing, the Climate change special science express train arrived to Jharsuguda in the evening on dated 28.01.2016 at 6 PM. It was welcomed by Dr. Prabash Kumar Singh, Member of Parliament (MP), Bargarh; Mr. Navkishor Das, Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Jharsuguda & Mr. Rajendra Prasad, Divisional Railway Manager, Jharsuguda. Several other senior Railway officials were also present on the occasion. During its two-day halt at 

Jharsuguda, more than 39,000 visitors, including students from over 135 educational institutions visited SECAS. The response from general visitors was also very encouraging.

The train was specially designed to make understand and to motivate the students from the beginning of their life so that not only the students but also the teachers, parents, guides etc. will actively involved towards protection of the forest and environment. The train carried special information on the utilisation of hand made things rather then enhancing the utilisation of the technology. The message to pursue "Hand Print rather than Foot Print" was also a good message spread at all level.


On 29.01.2016, we organized a drawing & painting completion on “Climate Change”, where more than 200 students from different school were participated of which only three participants were selected by the judges and at the end of day the prizes were given away to the following concern students.

1st- Runi Kumari, St. thomas English Medium School, Jharsuguda.

2nd- Ansoor Prasad, St. thomas English Medium School, Jharsuguda.

3rd- Gobinda Sa, Govt. U.g.H.S.Tileimal.

Also we conducted oral quiz competition on “Climate Change and Environment Awareness” and return gift on correct answer for students. Through this program, students were encouraged.

The opening day of the event was a marked success with a huge number of students from various schools and actively taking part in diverse educational activities organized by Odisha ENVIS team. This activity was appreciated by school children from various schools and families who came with their children to enrich them with knowledge.

On 30.01.2016, about 250 participants were participated in the drawing & painting competition and only three best students were given away prizes and participation certificate as follows.

1st- Kiahsn Ali, St. Thomas English Medium School, Jharsuguda

2nd- Bibekanta Bhoi, OPM Boys High school, Brajrajnagar

3rd- Subhrasmita Sai from Bhubaneswar

To create awareness among the public, students especially, on how climate change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation, we interacted with the students & distributed leaflets, posters on Climate Change related concerns.

SECAC Train on 08 - 10 February 2016 at Koraput Station

Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) Enters Koraput on 08.02.2016. Odisha ENVIS Centre facilitates the exhibition aboard the Science Express Climate Action Special, taking place from 08th February to 10th February 2016 at Koraput Station by highlighting his activities. The distance between Bhubaneswar and Koraput is about 500 kms.

Prof. Sachidananda Mahanty, Vice Chancellor of Central University of Odisha, Koraput welcomed the train by cutting ribbon on 08.02.2016 along with Prof. Sailabala Padhi, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies, Department of Forest & Environment, Govt. of Odisha. Regional Chief Conservator of Forest Dr. M. Mohan also coordinated the arrangement along with his team members. Train-in-charge Raghab Pandyan said Koraput is the 38th destination of 64 locations in the country.

The station enjoyed a series of memorable moments by having about 25,000  Public of different age groups including 10,000 of school students from different Government & Private Schools. The students of English and Odia medium schools visited and went through most of the visuals and pictorial information and enjoyed like anything.

In the first day, we organized a drawing & painting completion and verbal quiz competition on “Climate Change & Save Environment”, where more than 800 students from different school were participated and enjoyed the competition with all requirements including snacks and water. Prof. Sailabala Padhi, Director, CES-cum-ENVIS Coordinator was present in the event. It is a rare opportunity for the tribal dominated Koraput people to go through the train and get the information. Similarly we conducted various awareness programmes for 3 days.

In the last day, we conducted a street play on “Environmental Awareness” with the help of tribal students & our Eco-club Master Trainers. It was very appreciated by various peoples, district administration and education department.

Really students should not miss this golden opportunity to learn on Climate Change and Earth Resources. It’s important for everyone. It would take at least 2 hours to see everything as it should be seen. It was biggest event in the World.



Source: Odisha ENVIS