The ONGC management including CMD Mr. D.K. Sarraf, Director (HR) Mr. D.D. Misra, Director (Offshore) Mr. T.K.Sengupta, Director (Exploration) Mr. A.K. Dwivedi, Director (Finance) Mr. A.K. Srinivasan, ED Chief Security Mr. D.C. Srivastva welcomed the victorious Everest Expedition Team by presenting them plaque and a plant at PDDU Urja Bhawan, New Delhi on 13 June 2017.
Victorious Everest Team with ONGC Management
CMD Mr. D.K. Sarraf, while speaking about the importance of this mission to ONGC and its employees, remarked that this mission proves that adventure is part of ONGC’s DNA and that dreams do come true with perseverance and hard work. He further added that we all learn a lot of management lessons from how the team of young amateurs could scale the highest peak on the planet.
Mr. Sarraf added that dreaming is very important and this dream became a reality due to grit of team members, blessings of family and support system as every ONGCian hoped for their successful return. He congratulated the Team leader and support provided by IMF, HR and Coordination teams to make this mission a resounding success.
In his welcome speech, Director (HR) Mr. D.D. Misra congratulated the victorious Everest Expedition members and praised their family members for the support provided to them during his tough mission. He added that this was an Illustrious achievement for ONGC and that the Everest Expedition Team has lived dreams of thirty-three thousand plus ONGCians and they will forever look at them for inspiration.
Mr. Misra added that Team spirit was identified as major success factor for expedition team and that the qualities developed during this expedition will enable them to succeed further in their professional career. He further remarked that big victories aren't achieved by single but group efforts and indomitable spirit, which was well witnessed as the team brought back over five hundred kilos of garbage from Everest peaks under the aegis of Swaachta Abhiyan.
Earlier, the victorious team members shared their experience of the journey to Mt. Everest and showcased several breath-taking pictures and videos captured during the mission. The team also showcased a video in which they are singing National Anthem at the top of Mount Everest.
Glimpses of the event
The Hon’ble Minister of State, Independent Charge, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan had flagged off ONGC Mission Everest Project on 28 March 2017 as ONGCians along with Padma Shri Love Raj Singh tried to scale the highest point on earth. The idea of Mission Everest was borne out of the team’s successful completion of the Everest Base Camp Trek in October 2015. From then on, there has been no looking back. ONGC CMD exhorted all team members on their return to target Mt Everest.