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Valedictory Ceremony of 30th PSPB Chess Tournament

22nd March 2019

The valedictory ceremony of 30th Inter Unit PSPB Chess Tournament was held in MRPL Employees Recreation Centre on 22nd March 2019.

Shri V Vijaya Raghavan, Chief Arbiter announced the winners and highlighted the important achievements of the tournament. He expressed that it is a proud moment to have many top ranked players of our country here in this tournament.

Shri Lanka Ravi, International Master from ONGC recollected the chess events conducted by MRPL in 2010 and 2014 and thanked MRPL for conducting this event in a distinguished manner. Shri DV Prasad of Indian Oil appreciated the efforts of MRPL PSPB coordinator in scheduling the event accurately six months in advance. Shri Ashish Gupta of HPCL said that anyone can arrange a chess tournament but MRPL has conducted it with a human touch.

Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO expressed his happiness over appreciation and positive feedback about the event. He wished the winners and thanked all the participants.

Shri M Venkatesh, Managing Director spoke on the occasion and said that we are proud to say that MRPL as a subsidiary of ONGC has achieved highest crude processing capacity in a single location among the PSUs. Chess is a mind game but every single move is decisive to get victory or defeat, he said. We being in oil sector play a very vital role in the energy security of our nation and players add value to this critical oil sector, he said. It gives immense pleasure to have representatives of oil fraternity here, he said and hoped that the players have enjoyed the culture, language and food habits of this part of India during last one week.

Prizes were distributed to winners of the event. ONGC-A team won the Team championship, IOCL-A was the 1st runner up and BPCL were the 2nd Runner up.

Mr Lalith Babu MR, IOCL won the player of the tournament, Mr Abhijeet Gupta of BPCL won the Fair Play Award, Mr Hardik Jha, of MRPL won Most Promising Player of the Tournament, HPCL-B adjudged the best team in Non-Professional category and Mr Baruah PJ of IOCL (AOD) declared the Best Player in Non- Professional event.

Shri Ajay Bhatia, GM-HR & Admin who is PSPB coordinator from MRPL sports proposed the vote of thanks.



International Women’s Day Celebration, 2019

8th March 2019

International Women’s Day Celebration, 2019 International Women’s Day 2019 was observed in MRPL Employees Recreation Centre on 8th March 2019.

The programme attended by Senior members of Management, Heads of other collectives in MRPL, Team HR and our beautiful WIPs members from Mangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru (out station through VC).

After the MRPL corporate song, Ms Aparna M Nayak, Ms Smitha P and Ms Yashaswini invoked the Gods with a melodious prayer.

Ms Meenakshi G, Asst. Mgr – HR welcomed the gathering.

Ms. Jyothi H, Manager – QC and R&D presented an overview of the WIPS activities for the year 2018.

Shri B H V Prasad, GGM (HR) spoke on the occasion about the women operators of MRPL who run the CHTU Plant and how they have brought laurels to MRPL. He lauded the achievements of MRPL’s Lata Kumari, Lakshmi in PSPB & Alphy poster presentation in the CHT RTM and also highlighted the women-centric activities in MRPL including the MRPL block added to Lady Goschen Hospital.

Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO spoke on the occasion and appealed to women members to make a difference in the life of at least 5 women around them. He too applauded the individual efforts of employees in PSPB and other events and advised them to excel as a team too, at the industry or national level.

Prizes were distributed to the winners in different competitions conducted during 2018-19, with Ms Pavitra Kotian wielding the mike. The achievers of various PSPB and other sports tournaments were also honoured.

Shri M Venkatesh, Managing Director quoted the example of his own grandmother and said that a woman’s heart can touch the deepest part of a human mind and change the world. He remembered the women in uniform who protect the Nation and also the lady officers in CISF who guard MRPL.

A turquoise blue cake that resonated with the blue that almost all ladies wore on the occasion became the centre-stage next. The dignitaries and the participants joined in cutting the IWD cake.

Ms Lekshmi M. Kumaran, CGM – HR introduced Ms Renuka Nair, GM -Aviation, Indian Oil who was the Guest of Honour and invitee. In her in pen picture introduction of Ms Nair, Ms Lekshmi M Kumaran spoke about her photography trails and travels and recalled how she was introduced to “Renu” the lady achiever, role model, who refueled an Air Force aircraft in an emergency situation, all on her own as an A grade officer.

Ms Renuka Nair, then took an informative session on ‘Photography using Cellphone’ that was appreciated by all.

The Women’s day celebration ended on a high note with laughter and revelry. Ms Alphy and Ms Pooja conducted different competitions and group activities and gave away prizes. It was made extra special by the enthusiastic participation from our WIPS team in Delhi who joined through VC.

As the day concluded the members left bearing the messages from the dignitaries echoing in their mind and also pondering on ‘Think equal, build smart and innovate for change’, the theme of the IWD 2019.







Inauguration of ONGC-MRPL Anniversary Wing of Government Lady Goschen Hospital

2nd March 2019

Inaugural ceremony of the ONGC-MRPL Anniversary Wing of Government Lady Goschen Hospital was held on 2nd March 2019. Shri Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers and Statistics & Programme Implementation (GoI) and Shri UT Khader, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development and Housing & District i/c Minister DK (GoK) inaugurated the building. Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, Hon’ble MP-DK district inaugurated the OPD department, Laboratory was inaugurated by Dr M Veerappa Moily, Chairman – Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, Hon’ble MP – Chikkaballapura and X-ray & Scan section was inaugurated by Shri D Vedavyasa Kamath, Hon’ble MLA – Mangalore South. NICU was inaugurated by Shri R Rajamani, our retired MD.

Shri Ramanath Rai, Ex District in charge Minister, Shri Yogish Bhat, Ex MLA, Shri Amarnath Shetty, Ex Minister GoK, Smt. Meenakshi Shantigodu, President DKZP, Smt. Poornima, Corporator, Mangalore and Dr M Venkataraya Prabhu, Dean, KMC Mangaluru along with Shri M Venkatesh, MD MRPL and Dr Savitha, Medical Superintendent, Lady Goschen Hospital were among the dignitaries present. Retired Managing Directors of MRPL, namely Shri R Rajamani, Shri PPUpadhya and Shri H Kumar and Retd. Director Finance Shri Vishnu Agrawal were also present.

Shri BHV Prasad, GGM-HR welcomed the gathering. Shri M Venkatesh, MD MRPL briefed about ONGC and MRPL’s contribution to the project. He elaborated the history of this very old Maternity Hospital. This hospital has been the only women and child hospital in the district helping the poor and needy. The people of neighbouring districts also take the benefits of the hospital, he said. He thanked our parent company ONGC for contributing to this project.

Shri Sadananda Gowda spoke and said that in his public life he always gave importance to the primary health care. He thanked MRPL for the decision to contribute to construct the hospital building. He elaborated about some of the central government schemes including Ayushman Bharat and explained how benefits of these policies reach the poor.

Shri UT Khader, Hon’ble Minister GoK spoke on the occasion and said that the Lady Goschen hospital today is our pride. He thanked MRPL for bearing the entire expenditure of this hospital building. The kind of facility available in this hospital is not easily found in any other government hospital, he said. He concluded his speech with an appeal to MRPL to support the hospital in future too.

Dr M Veerappa Moily spoke on the occasion and elaborated on how MRPL came into being and grown over the years. He said that when he was the Petroleum Minister he encouraged MRPL to contribute to the construction of hospital building. He asked MRPL to adopt the hospital and take care of its requirements in future so that it would be a great service to the people of this region, he said.

Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, Hon’ble MP spoke on the occasion and said that such a neat government hospital adds to the beauty of Mangalore. MRPL has donated crores of rupees for the development of DK district alone, he said.

Shri Ramanatha Rai, Shri Yogish Bhat and Shri M Venkataraya Prabhu, Dean – KMC, Mangaluru also spoke on the occasion. Shri Vedavyasa Kamath delivered his Presidential address. He said that we have to give importance to health care and build more such hospitals to help the needy especially women and children. He appreciated the noble work of MRPL through CSR and wished to continue the same in future.

Dr Savitha, Medical Superintendent, Lady Goschen Hospital proposed the vote of thanks. Shri Manohar Prasad, Chief of News Bureau – Udayavani compered the event. CSR department of MRPL coordinated the event.










7th Retail Outlet of MRPL inaugurated at Gubbi, Tumkur

25th February 2019

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a subsidiary of ONGC has added another feather to its cap by commissioning its state of the art Company Owned Dealer Operated (CODO) retail outlet at Gubbi in Tumkur District on Monday, 25th February 2019. This is the seventh retail outlet for MRPL in the State of Karnataka.

This outlet was inaugurated by Shri. S R Srinivas, Hon’ble Minister for Small Scale Industries in the presence of Shri M Venkatesh, our Managing Director, Shri. Jyothy Ganesh, MLA Tumkur and Sri Sri Sri Valmiki Sanjaykumar Mahaswamiji.

This is the first Retail Outlet for MRPL under Corpus Fund Scheme (CFS). On the inaugural day the outlet achieved sales volume of 1500 litres of Petrol and 4000 litres of Diesel.

As a part of its retail expansion plan, MRPL is in the process of expanding its retail outlet network.