Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) was flagged off on 15 October 2015 from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences; Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways; Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Shri Y. S. Chowdary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Science & Technology and Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways in presence of several other dignitaries and guests.
SECAS is an innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train which has been custom-built for Department of Science & Technology (DST) by Indian Railway. The state-of-the-art exhibition aboard the 'Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS)' aims to create awareness among various sections of society, especially students, as to how Climate Change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation.
The SECAS was scheduled to travel across the country for about seven months, halting at 64 locations in 20 States, covering 19,800 km.
SECAS arrived at Gandhinagar station on 5th May, 2016, ENVIS NIOH put its immense efforts to showcase the activities carried out in the centre by exhibiting it on the Gandhinagar station. The centre distributed its newsletters as well as posters and infographics to the visitors. ENVIS NIOH team members explained the visitors regarding the climate change as a strong stressor in different occupations. ENVIS NIOH also distributed stickers and posters on Climate change as an awareness tool to be sticked on the vehicles , on the gates of schools, on the notice boards of industries and schools, etc areas to spread the message among the public. There was a huge response and curiosity among the people to know about the ENVIS centre and its activities. The exhibition ended on 7th May, 2016, the showcase of ENVIS NIOH was a great success.