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28-Jan-2019

A session on ‘My experiences as a Polar Woman’ by Dr. Madhubala Joshi-Chinchalkar was conducted for students of Class 7 and Class 8. The session was packed with interesting snippets about the scientific, geographical and logistical information about the 36th Indian expedition team at Maitri Station in Antarctica. Dr. Madhubala was a sole lady member on the team. She took the students on a virtual tour of the Antarctic Station and the nearby terrain. She narrated their perilous ordeal and the research work carried out by the scientists and the logistics team in the polar area. Dr. Joshi brought to light the marvelous phenomena and the amazing facets of this little known frozen continent. Much stress was laid on how this magnificent continent is melting away due to climate change and its effect on mankind.For the students,it was really a very informative session.