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Saksham 2020 Walkathon organised by Petroleum Conservation Research Association

Bhubaneswar:2/2/20: SAKSHAM is a significant event which is organized from 16th January to 15th February every year jointly by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Oil Industry under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India and guidelines of PCRA with sole purpose of bringing awareness among the people on need of Oil & Gas conservation and means to do it. During this one month period, various activities are carried out in sectors like Transport, Industrial, Agriculture and Household to spread the message on Fuel Conservation.

Government has initiated various steps to promote conservation of petroleum products in the transport, industrial, agricultural and domestic sectors which are conducive to increase fuel efficiency and training program in the transport sector. In connection to Saksham 2020, various activities have been organized so far on the need to conserve petroleum by its judicious use. These activities are for creating awareness like various competitions at school & college level like Essay, Quiz, Drawing, debate etc and household ladies level like Fuel-efficient cooking contest and events like Walkathon, Cyclothon, workshop in Engineering College, Showing Audiovisual on Fuel conservation at cinema halls, awareness camp and agricultural workshop like Kishan Mela, mega fleet operator etc.

Today’s Walkathon, commemorating Saksham-2020 with the theme of “Sanrakshan Kshamata Mahotsav 2020″ being organized jointly by Oil Industry i.e. IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, and GAIL at 29 districts across the State Odisha. These awareness programs can help all generations especially the future generations and how there is enough scope of conservation in the domestic and transportation sector. Students carrying placards that carried a message “Need of Oil and Gas conservation for the future”. The representatives of PSU Oil Companies, their Dealers and LPG distributors attended the function.

The Theme of Saksham’ 2020 is “Indhan Adhik Na Khapayein, Aao Paryavaran Bachayein”.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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