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Constitution Day Celebration - 2019

26 November 2019

The Constitution Day Programme was held in Training Centre on 26.11.2019. Ms Noopur K Bhalla, Manager - Vigilance welcomed the gathering by briefing the audience about commemoration of the Constitution day. The preamble of the Constitution was read out in Hindi, English and Kannada by Shri Sanjay Varma, GGM I/c Refinery, Shri T Ramakrishna, GGM – Projects and Shri Sushil Chandra, GGM- Corporate Strategy respectively.

Shri Al Rafeeq Moideen, GM - Law while speaking about the significance of the day said that ours is a biggest, lengthy and robust constitution but this also could fail if people are not worthy. He spoke on the fundamental duties and appealed the audience that on this 70th Constitution Day let us be more responsible towards discharging our duties towards our motherland. The GOI declared in the year 2015 that 26 November will be celebrated as "Constitution Day" since that year was the 125th birth anniversary year of Dr B. R. Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), who is known as the architect of the Indian constitution. Shri M Vinayakumar, Director Refinery spoke on the occasion and said that we ourselves have given this constitution to us so that we can live peacefully and fearlessly. We have checks and balances in place in our constitution so that none of the institution can cross its limits of authority, he said. There are fundamental rights that we enjoy but at the same time we owe fundamental duties towards our nation he reminded.

Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO said that our constitution was drafted in a very short time in comparison to other countries. Since 1979 BAR council of India started to celebrate as National Law Day but only since 2015, it became everybody’s event as Constitution Day. Shri Rudolph VJ Noronha, GM – CC introduced Hon’ble Mr Justice AV Chandrashekara, the chief guest of the programme. His experience as High Court judge also included denying bail to Late Ms Jayalalitha, then CM of Tamil Nadu, he said.

Mr Justice A V Chandrashekara, Retired H C Judge spoke on the occasion and remembered the great contribution of Dr B R Ambedkar. He also spoke on Justice H R Khanna one of the finest judges of Supreme Court, who upheld the fundamental rights of the citizen in his judgement. Common man’s perspective is more important in framing and implementing laws, he said. Dr Babu Rajendra Prasad had praised the advisory role played by ‘Mangaluru man’ Dr Benegal N Rau in drafting of the constitution and had referred him as Chief Architect, he said. Chief Justice of America that time had also said that if the president asks him to appoint a judge then his choice would be none other than Dr BN Rau, he recollected. Fundamental Rights and Directive principles of state policy have harmonious relation between them in our constitution, he said. This nation has a great history, we have well-reasoned constitution and only our country has the ability to meditate between any two hostile countries, he remarked.

Shri M Venkatesh, our Managing Director spoke on the occasion and read out the fundamental duties of the citizen. He gave a statistics of shortfall of judges and pending cases in various levels of courts. Follow company rules and be law abiding citizens, he advised. He briefly introduced about company’s achievements to chief guest in respect of sewage water usage, maintaining greenery and women workforce in MRPL.

Shri Praful Mohan, Chief Manager – Legal proposed the vote of thanks and Ms Kavitha V from Legal Dept compered the event. Ms Aparna M Nayak, Executive – Finance chanted the invocation.

The prizes were distributed to the winners of the competitions.











An awareness session on Communal Harmony

25th November 2019.

National Integration Week and Communal Harmony Campaign Week is being observed in MRPL from 19th November to 25th November 2019. As a part of the program an awareness talk on ‘Communal Harmony and National Integration’ was organised in Training Centre today. The speaker was Dr Charles V Furtado from St Aloysius Evening College, Mangalore. Good number of employees took part in the event with enthusiasm.

On the occasion Dr Furtado spoke on the privilege of being born in a culturally rich and diverse nation like India. He made a lively argument presenting incidents from his childhood and quotes from various writers which highlighted the essential secular outlook of Indian culture from the times immemorial. He stressed on the need to understand others point of view and the need to empathise with others. Quoting eminent personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Theresa, Dalai Lama, Maya Angelou etc., he called for the audience to be proud of their Indian-ness and to build a vibrant India by understanding and appreciating each other’s differences. He said that differences are to be celebrated as they make life beautiful.

Sri, Rudolph Noronha, GM (CC) Introduced the guest, Shri CI Acharya, CGM – Int Audit thanked the guest speaker for his impressive talk on the subject. Employees in large numbers participated in the programme and everyone carried the message of Communal Harmony Week.



MRPL and KSPCB jointly hold Environmental Awareness Program

22nd November 2019

MRPL (Mangalore Refinery) conducted an environmental awareness program on 22.11.2019, along with KSPCB at Government Primary School Kuthethoor, Mangalapete. The objective of the program was to enlighten the young minds about the need to prevent use of plastic and to enable them with knowledge and tools to do their bit for the environment.

KSPCB team led by Sri Jayaprakash Naik, Sr Scientific Officer and Sri Kirthi Kumar gave a presentation to the children about the ill effects of excessive plastic use and the strategies to be adopted by individuals and society to come out of this concerning situation. MRPL Team led by CGM (HSE) Sri U.V. Aithal, Sri MS Sudharshan (CGM) and other officers facilitated the program by conducting a quiz and distributing prizes. MRPL also sponsored “Jute Bags” to each of the children to help them kick start the habit of “saying no to plastic”.






Valedictory Ceremony of Vigilance Awareness Week

02nd NOVEMBER 2019

The valedictory ceremony of Vigilance Awareness Week was observed on 2.11.2019. Shri Rudolph Noronha, GM-CC welcomed the gathering. Shri Keerthi Prasad, Manager - Vigilance gave an overview of the activities carried out during the week.

A Booklet on Vigilance guidelines and procedures was released during the programme. Prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions conducted during the week. Shri BHV Prasad, GGM HR applauded MRPL Vigilance Team for successfully organising various Competitions in colleges, organising programmes like Integrity Club, Vendors’ Meet and Walkathon effectively. Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO while speaking on the occasion said that he looks forward for some systemic improvements like quarters allotment, DPC, Performance Appraisal, Bill Tracking and Property Returns completely online. He welcomed suggestions for systemic improvements in different departments. He complimented OMPL for helping him to get the idea of Vigilance Trophies this year.

Shri M Venkatesh, MD MRPL spoke on the occasion and said that we have to create a system of transparency. He reiterated that if any grievances persist then the seniors should nip them in the bud. He complimented the Vigilance Team and Team MRPL for successfully organising the Vigilance Awareness Week.Shri B Ramesh Kumar, CGM - HR proposed the Vote of Thanks. Shri Mathias Praveen Pinto, Manager – Vigilance compered the event and Mr Manish Kumar Gupta, Manager - Vigilance guided the prize distribution ceremony.

Kannada Rajyotsava Celebration in MRPL

01st November 2019

‘Vrikshamathe’ fame veteran environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka joined hands with Green Refinery of Karnataka Coast, MRPL to celebrate Karnataka Rajyotsava.

Led by our Managing Director Shri M Venkatesh and Director Refinery Shri M Vinaya kumar, MRPL family gathered in large numbers to plant saplings and celebrate the cultural vibrancy of Karnataka.More than 500 members of MRPL family first participated in Kannada cultural procession that covered every stretch of MRPL township. A tree planting programme was held along with the celebrated guest. The event was organised by MRPL Employees Recreation Centre. Shri Sanjay Verma, GGM I/C Refinery, Shri BHV Prasad, GGM-HR, Shri T Ramakrishna, GGM – Projects, Shri Ravi prasad S, GGM Finance & CFO and other senior officers were present during the occasion.Speaking affectionately to the MRPL family, Thimmakka expressed her joy to see the enthusiasm of the people about greenery and was happy to see large trees in MRPL campus. She advised people to keep planting trees of all forms during their life time and contribute to the nature.

Shri M Venkatesh, our Managing Director said that the legends like Thimmakka represent alternate knowledge that needs to be acquired by all of us. Even without formal schooling she has learnt meaning of life by being one with nature and finding the meaning of life through her contribution to the people and nature around her.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge and Run for Unity

31st October 2019

On the occasion of 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge was administered on 31st October 2019 in different departments and offices of MRPL. In the Pledge ceremony held in the Administration Building Shri CI Acharya, CGM - Int Audit, Shri BHV Prasad, GGM – HR and Shri B Ramesh Kumar, CGM - HR administered the pledge in Hindi, Kannada & English respectively. Ekta Run was also organised in front of Admin Building immediately after the Pledge ceremony.

Here are the glimpses of the Pledge Ceremony in different departments and locations of MRPL





Vendors’ Meet as a part of Vigilance Awareness Week

31st October 2019

A vendors’ meet was organised in MRPL Employees Recreation Centre on 31st October 2019, as a part of the Vigilance Awareness Week. More than 500 vendors from different parts of Karnataka and neighbouring states participated in the meet.

Shri Suresh K Rao, CGM - Materials welcomed the gathering.

The National Unity Day pledge was administered in Hindi, Kannada and English by Shri Sanjay Varma, GGM I/c Refinery, Shri Raviprasad, GGM Finance & CFO and Shri Keshava Nayak, GGM -Maintenance respectively. Shri Sathish S, DGM – Materials held a knowledge sharing session on Procurement Procedure of MRPL and the scope & opportunities for vendors to participate in the tenders of MRPL.

Later presentation on different topics were organized;

• Mr Gautham, Business Facilitator, gave a presentation on GeM. He explained the registration procedure and the benefits that could be derived from GeM.

• Mr Indrajit Samantha, Manager Business Development from RXIL, gave a presentation on TReDS (Trade Receivables & Discounting System), a new concept by RBI to facilitate financing of Trade Receivables of MSMEs at an approximate interest rate of 7.6 %. Nine Oil PSUs have registered with TReDS, he said and appealed more MSMEs to board TReDS and get benefitted from this new initiative.

• Mr Robin Mathias, Deputy Manager OMPL presented on procurement procedure followed in OMPL.

Shri MN Krishna Murthy, IPS (Retd.), Independent External Monitor spoke on the occasion and said how Ballabhbhai Patel’s dedication to his work has earned him a special place in History. He also conveyed how the new codes like anti profiteering could ensure the GST benefits coming back to the PSUs. Shri S Ravi, IRS (Retd.), Independent External Monitor spoke on the occasion and said that IEM’s role is only advisory and to give report to CVO or MD. He appraised the vendors how to get benefits from the transparent procedures of PSUs.

Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO spoke and said that in MRPL we have robust procedures and the complaints are minimal. He asked the vendors to give suggestions for improvements in the system. Shri Atul Singh, IPS, Additional Secretary, CVC who was the chief guest on the occasion said procedures are made to ensure the work is done with the basic principles of Integrity and without corruption. He suggested to take the services of a Technical Expert in addition to a Chartered Accountant to follow the online procedures smoothly. He encouraged more and more women entrepreneurs to participate, add empathy to the system and change the rule of the game. This would definitely bring the corruption down, he opined.

A very useful interactive session followed in which many vendors raised various queries and concerns. Shri. Pankaj Agarwal, GGM(Materials) and Shri. V.N.S. Venkatramana, CGM(Materials) answered the queries related to Procurement & Tendering, LD Clause, ‘Pre-audit’ before the award of the tender, ‘Bonus Clause’ if job completed ahead of schedule etc. Shri SankaNagaraju, GM(Materials) proposed the vote of thanks. The program was compered by Shri Suresh KJ, DGM(Materials). Material Department took lead in organizing this Meet which turned out to be a success.










Kiosk, Selfi Stand and Quiz Programme in MSNM Besant College - VAW 2019

30th October 2019

Mr Keerthi Prasad, Manager - Vigilance welcomed the gathering and spoke on the significance of Awareness on Vigilance and the purpose of the integrity pledge. The inauguration of the Selfie Stand was done by Mr Girish K Rao, GM (HR) and Mr Manel Annappa Nayak, Vice president WNES.

Other dignitaries present include Director Dr Molly Chaudhuri, Mr Nagar Narayan Shenoy, Mr Ganesh Bhat, members of Governing Body, Mr Praveen Pinto and other officers of MRPL. Faculty members, staff and students of MSNM Besant College were also present. The Kiosk and Selfie stand was in place for the students and staff until the evening.



The inauguration program was held in the Nethravathi auditorium. The program began with a prayer invoked by Meghana of I MBA. Mrs Usha Mogra, Assistant Professor welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest Mr Girish K Rao, and Guest of Honour Mr. Manel Annappa Nayak. Mr Girish lit the lamp inaugurating the program and spoke about the menace of corruption in society. The Guest of Honour, Mr ManelAnnappaNayak spoke on the level of corruption prevailing in all sectors. The Director spoke on how the youth should bring about a change in the society. Mr Suresh Shenoy, administered the Integrity pledge to all present. Ms.Anusha proposed the vote of thanks.




The inaugural program was followed by the quiz competition for students. 64 Students from 23 colleges participated in the competition. They received participation certificates, as well as certificates for taking the integrity pledge. Students were encouraged to take selfies in front of the Banner of Vigilance and the Portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The valedictory and prize distribution ceremony will be held on October 30th 2019. Here are the details of colleges and teams participated in the Quiz.

SL no College Name No of Students No of Teams
1 Besant Womens College 6 3
2 Dr. NSAM FGC Nitte 6 3
3 SDMCBM 2 1
4 GFGC Hiriadka 2 1
5 GFGC Mudipu 2 1
6 KVSM Katpady 2 1
7 University Evening College 2 1
8 Dr BB Hegde College 2 1
9 GFGC Sullia 2 1
10 St Marys College Shirva 2 1
11 GFGC Car Street 4 2
12 Srinivas Institute Of Technology 2 1
13 MSRS College 2 1
14 Misbah Womens College Katipura 2 1
15 MPM First Grade Karkala 10 5
16 SRBMNGFGC Barkur 2 1
17 Dr K ShivaramKaranth College 2 1
18 GFGC Punjalkatte 2 1
19 Sacred Heart College 2 1
20 GFGC Byndoor 2 1
21 Trisha Vidya College Udupi 2 1
22 SB College Nellyadi 2 1
23 Besant Evening College 2 1
Total 64 32
MSNM Besant I MBA 40 20
Total 104 54

Walkathon as part of Vigilance Awareness Week

30th October 2019

As a part of Vigilance Awareness Week, MRPL organised a ‘WALKATHON’ and a street-play at Surathkal on 30.10.2019 morning in association with Govindadasa P.U College, Surathkal.

The program was inaugurated by administering the integrity pledge in Kannada by Shri Ravi Prasad, GGM(Finance)&CFO and in Hindi by Shri Rajeev Kushwah ITS, CVO

The walkathon was flagged off by our CVO, GGM Finance and the Principal of Govindadasa PU College. Around 400 students from NSS wing, Rangers and Rovers of M/s Govindadasa PU College, Surathkal participated in the Walkathon. Street-play regarding the evil effects of Corruption was portrayed by the students of M/s Govindadasa PU College at Surathkal Junction. Local people in large number gathered to witness the walkathon and they carried the anticorruption message.





MRPL Integrity Club Seminar ‘Sanchaya’ – 2019

20th October 2019

As a part of the Vigilance Awareness Week program, ‘Sanchaya” ChigurinindaPhasalinavarege’, one day seminar was organised on ‘Integrity – a way of life’on 20th October 2019 in association with the Rotary Club, Mangalore Port town at MRPL Employees Recreation Club(MERC).The students of 156 schools and colleges, Teacher coordinators, Rotary Club Members, family members, media persons, all about 760 people participated in the programme.MRPL had formed Integrity clubs in every school and college located in and around MRPL in order to create awareness among the students.

The program began with invocation from students from Vidyadayinee School, Surathkal. Shri BHV Prasad, GGM(HR)welcomed the gathering. NMPT students performed a welcome dance.The student leader Mr.Tushar K spoke about the purpose of the meet. The integrity pledge to all the integrity club members was administered by Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO in Hindi & Shri Keerti Prasad in Kannada.
While speaking on the occasion Shri Joseph Mathew, District Governor of Rotary (Club) District complimented MRPLand expressed his happiness about the excellent work of bringing together about 678 children from 158 schools and colleges.He appreciated the concept of the Integrity Club to inculcate the knowledge of integrity in the minds of young budding children. Even in testing times we should stand by our integrity and honesty, he reiterated.

While speaking on the occasion CVO MRPL, Shri Rajeev Kushwah, ITS, said corruption and Integrity are just opposite to each other. If you have absolute integrity, then there is no room for corruption.Your personal integrity, once established and earned, people believe and respect you. They are sure that you'll do the right thing every time, he said. Shri M Venkatesh, MD MRPL spoke and said that the world is moving towards artificial intelligence these days and children need to equip themselves with the most contemporary education and with the most traditional system. He appealed the students to develop good hobbies in addition to their regular studies.

Shri Santhosh Aithal, Advocate and Rotary Club member proposed the Vote of Thanks. Shri P Rajendra and Smt Poornima Kaulagi compered the entire programme. In the training session students were trained on ethical leadership development and humanitarian spirit by the office bearers of JCI and Rotary Club, namely Ms Saujanya Hegde, Mr Rajendra Kalbavi, Mr Suryanarayana Kukkady and Mr Sarvajna Thantri.Discipline wise all the office bearers of Integrity Club were trained on their respective roles. In the concluding session, Mr Surya Prakash Bhat graced the occasion. The student and teacher coordinators interacted and shared their views on the seminar.