ONGC observed weeklong campaign about preventive vigilance and the need for good corporate governance across its pan-India work-centers. ONGC organized visits and activities in premier schools and colleges to create awareness among the younger generation about preventive vigilance and good corporate governance. A summary of the main activities follows.
In Delhi, Premier Business Schools like MDI, Gurgaon also evinced keen interest in corporate governance and preventive vigilance. Renowned colleges – Shri Ram College of Commerce and St. Stephen’s College witnessed an overwhelming response and active participation during the debate competitions. Under the stewardship of ONGC CVO Dr. A.K. Ambasht, ONGC conducted the weeklong campaign about preventive vigilance and transparent corporate governance. ‘This time it was a conscious decision to involve students from schools & colleges to educate them about preventive vigilance’ said Dr Ambasht. He had also visited various workcentres of ONGC to drive this campaign across the country. While saying that India’s rank has improved in this direction, he added that integrity & success can go hand in hand and enhance transparency in an organization. Debates, Guest lectures, puppet shows, elocution and poster competitions were organized across ONGC work-centers and ONGC colonies as well.
A program on ‘Vigilance Sensitization of Students’ was held at Him Jyoti School and a talk by Major General Shammi Sabharwal, GOC, Uttarakhand Sub Area, was organized at KDMIPE Mini Auditorium in Dehradun. Vigilance Sensitization of staff and students of University of Petroleum Energy Studies, Dehradun and a Quiz program on general vigilance awareness for the employees at atrium of Green Hills, Tel Bhavan Complex, Dehradun.
A debate competition in Hindi and English in the MPPS Campus, Dehradun. The topic of debate was “Preventive Vigilance is a tool of Good Governance” or "Nivaarak Satarkata Susaasan ka ek ahem Sadhan Hai” and a programme on Vigilance Sensitization of Students was held at Govt. Girls Inter College, Lakhi Bagh, Dehradun. A Cycle rally was organized on 30 October, 2015 to spread the message of Vigilance Awareness amongst the general public residing in nearby surroundings. Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, ONGC participated in the Cycle Rally.The cycle rally was flagged off from Kendriya Vidyalaya; the rally took the route of GEOPIC Chowk-Garhi Cantt-DSOI-Cambrian Hall to reach the Subir Raha Oil Museum in Tel Bhavan Campus of ONGC. The winners of debate, Essay and Slogan writing competitions, Quiz and participants of various programs were felicitated.
Several sensitization programs were conducted at ONGC Ahmedabad and at various colleges at Ahmedabad during the Week to create awareness on vigilance aspects. A sensitization talk by Dr. Ambasht, CVO, ONGC and his interaction with the Senior Executives of ONGC Ahmedabad was centric to the theme of this year. Emphasizing the importance of eradicating corruption and bringing in transparency and integrity in all spheres of activities, Dr. Ambasht opined that instead of punitive vigilance emphasis should be on preventive vigilance for promoting good governance as an integral part of ONGC’s work ethos.
The Assam Asset undertook elaborate program to organize various activities including Essay writing competition, Slogan competition, Poster competition and speech competition for various school students (KV, Nazira; KV, Sivasagar and DPS, Near Nazira) as well as ONGC employees and their family members. One day long Vigilance Sensitisation for ONGC employees on Vigilance awareness was organized with the help of RTI, Sivasagar. For school students, lecture has also been organised by external faculty. A Vigilance quiz was also organized for ONGC employees.
A Vigilance Quiz was conducted on 29 October 2015 at various locations in Mumbai including. Banners and Posters were displayed at prominent places of Priyadarshini Premises. The program sensitized the employees of the Western Offshore Basin towards Vigilance and informed them about subtle aspects that they should bear in mind in the execution of their day to day jobs.
Competitions and awareness programs were organized internally and externally as part of Vigilance week. English Essay competition was conducted in MCH Girls Higher Secondary School, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Essay competition in Govt. Higher Secondary School, Chindadripet, Chennai and Hindi essay in Kendriya Vidyalaya Island Ground. Debate competition in College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University campus, poster and painting Competition was organized in Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Higher Secondary School, Egmore, Chennai. A debate competition was organized for the employees.
During the week several activities for employees and family members were organized to reaffirm our fight against corruption. In an endeavor to spread the message outside office, ONGC Videsh also organized Debate and Essay completions in Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School Tilak Nagar and enactment of a play on the theme of vigilance awareness week by students of Miranda House College, Delhi.
Multiple weeklong activities have been planned in collaboration with Faculty of Social Work, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University (MSU), Vadodara. The youth/students of Faculty of Performing Arts, MSU, conducted a ‘Nukkad Naatak’ (Bhavai), near Gandhinagar Sabha Grah, City area on the theme of ‘Role of Youth in eradication of corruption and promotion of good governance’, which was very much appreciated by the passer by, in the busy market area.
Debate competition on the subject “Is it possible to live / work with integrity and succeed with integrity”, organised by EOA at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTUK), in line with the CVC directives, as a part of the extended outreach. Approximately 300 students from University College of Engineering (UCEK) formed the audience along with faculty members.
Cambay Asset organized various events viz. essay writing competition on ‘Moral Values’ among students of ONGC KV and Gujarat Primary School, Lecture on ‘Vigilance Awareness’ by external faculty, quiz competition on this year theme for employees, Mahila Samiti, and students of ONGC KV.
As part of vigilance sensitization program, a brief presentation on CVC message was made. An on-the-spot <em>Vigilance Quiz program</em> was organized and prizes were given away to the winners. The program evoked lot of interest from the audience, and was widely appreciated.
To encourage the younger generation to build a “fear & favor free” society, quite a number of programs – Essay completion, debate / panel discussion elocution etc. were organized in KV Ongc and KV Kunjaban for students of class IX and above, and also in various professional colleges and University of the capital such as NIT Agartala, DR B R Ambedkar Medical College & Tripura University.