SIVASAGAR, Dec 28: With a view to create awareness on fuel conservation as well as protection of environment, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has organized cyclothon in six metro cities. The cyclothons, organised in Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Kolkata, Agartala and Chennai during November and December 2017, drew over 5000 participants from all walks of life.
In order to spread the message across the country about the importance of fuel conservation, ONGC has been actively participating in various initiatives including this cyclothon. The genesis of organizing the cyclothons lies in Prime Minister’s clarion call to people through ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to voluntarily dispensing with the use of petrol and diesel for one day every week. The call was aimed at conserving fuels which is of utmost importance in nation building. The objective of promotion of cycling through this event is to instil socio-environmental consciousness and garner support for fuel saving.
ONGC, as a responsible corporate citizen, has partnered with Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to organize cyclothons in six cities to give impetus to the Prime Minister’s vision. More than 5,000 people pledged their support to not use vehicle at least one day in a week and contribute to the larger mission of fuel conservation and environment protection. State Police Authorities and district administration shared all support to make the cyclothons a grand success.