ONGC has been conferred with the Award for best overall performance in promoting Oil & Gas Conservation in the ‘Upstream Sector’. The award was given to ONGC during the inaugural function of ‘Sanrakhsan Kshamta Mahotsav-2017’(Saksham-2017) on 16th January 2017 at New Delhi. It came as a recognition of the Maharatna’s efforts to promote Oil & Gas Conservation during Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight 2016.
ONGC has received the coveted award for the second year in succession. Mr. Shashi Shanker, Director (T&FS) and Officiating CMD along with Mr. Tapas Kumar Sengupta, Director (Offshore), Mr. D D Misra Director (HR), Mr. V P Mahawar Director (Onshore) and Mr. H M Gupta ED-Chief Technical Services received the award from Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, the Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum and Natural Gas.
The Hon’ble Minister complimented ONGC for its awareness campaign on fuel conservation. He commended PCRA for initiating a public Movement through संरक्षण क्षमता महोत्सव २०१७” (सक्षम २०१७). The Minister emphasised that energy conservation should be part of our culture. Exemplifying that by simply switching off vehicles at traffic red-lights, a sum of Rs 12000 Crore per year can be saved, and by use of LED lights as replacement in last two years, 5000 MW of electricity valuing Rupees 10000 Crore have been saved. He exhorted everyone to participate in the conservation of energy through such simple measures. Earlier, Mr. Pradhan unveiled the Logo for Saksham-2017. He also inaugurated the web-site for taking e-pledge for energy conservation and generated the first certificate, his own, for e-pledge of energy conservation. He appreciated the expression of pride by ONGC through its ONGC song and urged use of such expressions of commitment to organisations and its cause. He also acknowledged that generation and display of e-pledge certificate shall also reflect our commitment to this mass movement of Saksham-2017.
The event is organized every year by PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association) and other oil PSUs under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. This year, the Oil & Gas Conservation event of one month is being organized as “Sanrakhsan Kshamta Mahotsav-2017” from 16 January to 15 February 2017.
The theme for this month long event is ‘Indhan Sanrakshn ki Zimmedari, Jan Gan ki Bhagidari’. The inauguration function and award ceremony of Saksham-2017 was graced by Mr. A P Sawhney, AS, MoPNG, Mr. Amar Nath JS(E), MoPNG, Mr. Ashutosh Jindal JS(M&GP) MoPNG, Ms Urvashi Sadhwani , Sr Advisor MoPNG, Mr. B Ashok CMD IOC, Mr. M K Surana CMD HPCL, Mr. B C Tripathy CMD GAIL, Mr. Utpal Bora CMD OIL and Mr. Alok Tripathy, ED-PCRA.
Mr. Shashi Shanker, Director (T&FS) and Officiating CMD, ONGC complimented one and all of ONGC family for their efforts in pursuit of this coveted honor among all the oil & gas sector companies. He urged all to cultivate the culture of conservation in their sphere of life and interactions and re-emphasized the words of Hon’ble Minister that a culture is more empowering than a compulsion to any initiative.