Bhubaneswar: SAKSHAM is a significant annual event which is organized jointly by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Oil Industry under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India and guidelines of PCRA with sole purpose of bringing awareness among the people on need of Oil & Gas conservation and means to do it. During this period various activities are carried out in sectors like Transport, Industrial, Agriculture and Household to spread the message on Fuel Conservation.
The valedictory function of Saksham 2020 was conducted at IMMT Auditorium, Bhubaneswar and the function was graced by Mr Pradipta Kumar Naik (Leader of Opposition) Odisha Legislative Assembly. In his keynote address, he has stressed upon the need to conserve petroleum products which not only saves money but also the Environment. He stressed upon the need of conservation of oil and gas as our country is not self-dependent in case of petroleum products. So, Oil Industries along with PCRA should organize such programme in a bigger way for the noble cause to create awareness among all sectors of people about the importance of Oil and Gas conservation.
State Level Co-ordinator, Shri Subhajit Ghosh, Chief General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited on behalf of Oil Industry-Odisha, welcomed the guests and in his welcome address presented a capsule on programmes conducted during one month commenced from 16th January’2020 to 15th February’2020. During last one month, the oil industries collectively conducted many mass awareness campaigns like a training programme for drivers, awareness campaigns for housewives, quiz, debate and painting competitions among school children across the state, conservation seminars in industries, auto emission check campaigns, health check-up camp for truck drivers etc. Apart from these awareness programmes, Oil Industries organized Cyclothons on Cycle Day i.e. 19th Jan2020 at 5 districts of Odisha. Walkathons were also organized at 30 districts across Odisha on 2nd Feb’2020. Apart from that PUC check-up, Talent Show, Mega Driver Training workshop were also organized jointly with PCRA and Oil & Gas Industries to sensitize the masses about the conservation and efficient use of petroleum products towards achieving twin objectives of better health & environment and securing the availability of Oil & Gas for future generations as well.
Winners of different competitions were rewarded prizes, trophies etc during the valedictory function.
Other dignitaries who were on the dais were Mr Dinabandhu Soren, CGM – GAIL, Odisha, Shri Debashis Palit, State Head (Retail), BPCL (Odisha & Jharkhand), Shri Dharmendra Behura,(DGM-LPG), HPCL, Shri Sanjay Sharma, State Head (LPG) BPCL, Odisha & Jharkhand, Shri Abhayankar Dash DGM Retail HPCL, Shri A.D. Jamjute GM (LS) IOCL.
Sri Amar Kumar Balabantray Chief Manager (TS) IndianOil had taken initiative and organized the whole event on behalf of Oil Industry to make the event successful.
The valedictory function of Saksham 2020 is concluded with vote of thanks by Sri Pradeep Kumar Panda, Add. Director, PCRA.