Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS), a mobile science exhibition halted at New Bongaigaon Railway Station. Rajesh Lal, Divisional Railway Manager, New Bongaigaon railway division inaugurated the exhibition with the lighting of ceremonial lamp in the presence of students, teachers and guardians.
The state-of-the-art exhibition aboard the SEBS aims to create widespread awareness on unique biodiversity of India, climate change and related issues among various sections of society, especially the students. This is an initiative of Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI.
Out of the 16 coaches, 8 are solely dedicated to showcasing the myriad of biodiversity spread across the bio-geographical zones of India. These includes Trans-Himalaya and the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plain, North East India, The Desert and Semi Arid Zone, the Western Ghats, the Deccan Peninsula, the Coasts and Islands. The exhibition also covers various facets like marine, coastal, forest, microbial, agro biodiversity and their linkages with livelihoods besides challenges of conservations.
The Express will be in New Bongaigaon railway station till 12 June. The Express also halted at New Tinsukia, Lumding, Dimapur railway station respectively.