BASF's kids lab on science express to reach Mumbai on April 4

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Mumbai, Apr 1 (UNI) The BASF kids Lab programme, aboard the 'science express', a unique high-end five-day science exhibition fitted on a train, will be inaugurated at CST railway station here, on April 4.

The science exhibition for students of seventh to SSC standard will be hosted inside the BASF coach of science express. The pristine white train is expected to have more than 10,000 visitors during its stay in the city, which will include students, parents, teachers and chemical analysts.

Speaking to reporters here today, BASF India Chief Executive of Manufacturing R Y Vaidya said ''The idea behind the science express is to ignite the young minds and the visiting students should start liking chemistry and enjoy the chemical reactions. The children need some kind of activity and scientific team will help them understand the chemical reactions''.

Targetted to travel 57 cities, the 16 coach science express has travelled to 41 cities in eight months and attracted more than 1.1 million people out of which around 79,000 were children of various schools.

The science express will cover the remaining 16 cities in the next few months. It will depart from Manglore this evening and arrive at Mumbai in the wee hours of April 4.

According to Mr Vaidya, the response has been the highest in the smaller towns and cities, with Patna having around 35,000 visitors, the highest so far in single day.

The exhibition, which is a joint initiative between the Department of Science and Technology, India, government of Germany, Max Planck society and BASF will attempt to bring modern research out of the lab and reveal its importance in every day life.

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