New Delhi, April 24, 2023: State Level Coordinator, Delhi, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited along with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Indian Oil Corporation Limited and other Oil & Gas Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) hosted the inaugural function of a dynamic campaign titled SAKSHAM from 24th April 2023 to 8th May 2023, with the theme ‘ऊर्जा संरक्षण- नेट ज़ीरो की ओर’।, to sensitise the masses about the conservation and judicious usage of petroleum products towards achieving the twin objectives of keeping health and environment safe along with securing energy resources for the future generations.
Multiple activities and mass campaigns will be conducted during the course of SAKSHAM 2023 (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) in different parts of the country.
The campaign was kicked off on April 24, 2023, in a function inaugurated by Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Rameswar Teli, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. During the inauguration ceremony, the Honourable Minister emphasised the importance laid by the government towards energy conservation and accelerated adoption of green and renewable energy.
Shri Pankaj Jain, Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas administered the oath to conserve oil and gas to the gathering. He also emphasised the importance and relevance of net zero. He further explained the importance of various kinds of fuel that will aid in the energy transition.
During SAKSHAM 2023, Oil and Gas Companies have planned to organise various environment-friendly activities including Cyclothon, Walkathon, Fuel Saving Concerts, Mega Driver Training Workshop, Training Programme for LPG Delivery Boys, PUC Check, Group Talk, etc.
At the end of the programme, the Chief Guest, along with the Secretary Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas also flagged off a publicity van carrying the message of energy conservation towards net zero.
On this occasion, more than 200 school children and Oil and gas company officials from PCRA, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL, ONGC, OIL and IGL were present.