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Republic Day Celebration in MRPL

26th January 2019

The Republic day was celebrated in MRPL in front of MRPL Employees= Recreation Centre at 0900 hrs on 26th January 2019.

CISF Contingent of MRPL performed a Ceremonial Salute to the National Tricolour. CVO, Senior Management Personnel, Employees and their family members in large numbers were present during the occasion.

Shri M Venkatesh, Managing Director unfurled the national flag. He addressed the gathering and said that it was the same day in 1950 we replaced the Government of India Act of 1935 with governing document known as Constitution of India. He thanked all the stakeholders and Team ONGC for being with us in the great growth story of MRPL. He remembered Late Shri AK Sahoo our Director Finance and said his sudden demise has put us in great shock and we are recovering with ‘never give up’ attitude and support from various corners.

Managing Director had a special mention about all women contingent of Assam Rifles at Republic Day Parade at New Delhi led by Major Khushboo, daughter of a bus conductor. Women are part of the growth story of MRPL, he said, including in CISF, MRPL School and secondary work force. Each member of Team MRPL salute our armed forces, paramilitary forces including CISF and all the uniformed personnel who keep us safe by sacrificing their lives. He complimented all the employees working in various departments for successfully handling the challenges faced by the refinery. Team CSR and volunteers are doing a great job in our social responsibility of giving back to the society especially villages in our close vicinity, he said. He also mentioned about the Biodiversity Park to be set up by MRPL in the marshy area with the help of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama. MRPL is in the process of setting up a Desalination Plant to reduce our dependence on fresh water, he said. We need to operate at highest efficiency, he said and concluded his Republic Day speech by chanting the line of ‘Sare Jahan se achha…’

SAKSHAM Cycle Day 2019

20th January 2019

To create awareness about the energy conservation MRPL organised a Cycle Rally in Mangalore on 20th January 2019. The members of Mangalore Bicycle Club, Mangalore Cycling Club and We R Cycling supported this event by their active participation along with school children, Scouts & Guides students, MRPL employees and their dependents.

Over 500 enthusiastic cyclists pedalled off from Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) Building as a part of SAKSHAM Cycle Day 2019. The cyclists followed the route of Urwa Store Bus Stop, Ashok Nagar, Barke Police Station and concluded at Bharat Scouts & Guides Bhavan after covering a distance of around 7 kms.

The cycle rally was flagged off by Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, Hon'ble MP – DK District and Shri M Venkatesh, our Managing Director. Shri BHV Prasad, GGM - HR, senior officers and employees in large numbers were present.

The refreshment was arranged at Bharat Scouts and Guides Bhavan, the concluding point.

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Oil and Gas Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, were organising a Campaign to sensitize the masses about the conservation and efficient use of petroleum products towards achieving the twin objectives of better health and environment and securing availability of Oil and Gas for future generations. The campaign was named as 'SAKSHAM 2019' (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) in which a number of activities were being carried out based on the theme– ‘Indhan Samrakshan ki Zimmedaari…Jangan ki Bhaagidhaari’.




Inauguration of SAKSHAM - 2019

16th January 2019

The inauguration ceremony of SAKSHAM 2019 (16.1.2019 – 15.2.2019) in MRPL was held in Training Centre on 16.1.2019.

Shri Peter Praveen Pinto, DGM - TS welcomed the gathering.

Oil Conservation Pledge was administered in Hindi, English and Kannada by Shri Chander Mani, CGM (Projects Commercials), Shri Deepak Prabhakar, CGM – Corporate Strategy and Shri Sushil Chandra, GGM – Corporate Strategy respectively.

Shri SP Kamath, CGM – PE & Production Planning gave the overview of the Saksham 2019 and requested employees and their dependents to participate actively in Saksham Cycle Day and the competitions and activities concerning to Saksham.

Shri T Ramakrishna, GGM – Maintenance read out the Petroleum Minister’s message. Shri BHV Prasad, GGM - HR read out the message from Secretary - MoPNG.

Shri Devdas Shenoy K, GGM I/c Operation spoke on the occasion and said we need to play our role in oil conservation by regulating the steam leak, enhancing the insulation effectiveness and minimising unknown fuel loss. Everyone has the responsibility towards energy conservation and contribute towards country’s growth, he remarked.

Shri M Vinayakumar, GGM I/c Refinery spoke on the occasion and said that not only oil and gas, every energy need to be conserved. The share of oil in total energy consumption is about 34% which is likely to come down in the coming years but its consumption in terms of volume would go up, he envisaged. We need to look for the renewable sources of energy but we can’t rely much on solar energy and so is the lithium which has its own limitation, he said. But the lasting solution for our energy concern is the Nuclear fusion. By 2035 we should be able to convert Nuclear Fusion into useful energy supplies, he remarked. After the Paris convention there are stringent norms for the energy conservation and there are penalties for not complying energy efficiency criteria, he remarked.

Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO said that our energy consumption has increased multi folds over the years. India is 3rd in total energy consumption but we are far behind in our energy per capita. Our energy reliance has two effects, one on our economy and the other on our health and environment, he said. As 80% of our crude requirement is imported we need to be cautious in helping our nation to reduce our reliability on imported crude, he said. One month of awareness should be able to create a desired change in us and people around us, he felt.

Shri Peter Praveen Pinto, DGM – TS proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Noopur K Bhalla, Manager – TS compered the programme.