Saksham 2020 – a month long Mass Awareness Campaign on Oil & Gas Conservation was inaugurated by Mr. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu, in the presence of Mr. Arup Sinha, Executive Director (Regional Services), IndianOil & Regional Level Co-ordinator for Oil Industry, Southern Region, Mr. P. Jayadevan, Executive Director & State Head – IndianOil & State Level Coordinator for Oil Industry, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, Mr. S.P. Selvam, Director, Chief Regional Co-ordinator, PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association) – Southern Region, Mr. Inderjit Singh, Head (Retail), South – BPCL, Mr. V.S. Chakravarthi, General Manager – LPG, South Zone, HPCL, Mr. M.K. Biswas, Chief Zonal General Manager, GAIL.
This campaign is aimed at showing the way forward for enhancing Conservation Capabilities of people and help them understand the need, issues & solutions for conservation and effective utilization of petroleum products and also to give out the message that collective participation is the key to conservation.
Fuel Conservation Themed Cycle Rallies are planned to emphasize the masses on the need of cycle for better health, environment and fuel conservation. Saksham Cycle Day has been conducted on January 19, 2020 in 200 cities across India wherein participants from Cycle clubs, environmentalists, NGOs, school / college students, public took part with great zeal. Similarly, walkathon organised on February 2, 2020 in more than 200 cities across the country to create awareness on oil conservation and health as well.
In Tamil Nadu Saksham Cycle Rallies were conducted at Coimbatore, Thanjavur, Chennai, Tirupur, Puducherry, Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Erode, Vellore, Tirunelveli, Avadi (Chennai), Tuticorin, Nagercoil and Dindigal on January 19.
“Fuel Efficient Driving Contest” for car owners will be held at various cities to promote fuel efficient driving. Debate Competitions, Group talks, Graffiti/wall Painting, Workshops on the Theme of Oil & Gas Conservation would be conducted among various School and College Students across Tamil Nadu.
Seminars and Workshops on Conservation pertaining to Transport, Domestic, Agriculture & Industry sectors would be organized for all segments of people for creating awareness and imparting training.
PCRA and other oil companies would conduct various competitions across schools of Tamil Nadu for inculcating the habit of fuel conservation among the students.