Governor of Manipur Najma Heptullah today launched the Saksham 2017 which is a month long observation on the theme “Conservation of Fuel is Responsibility of One and All in Society”.
The launching function was organised by Public Sector Oil and Gas Companies in association with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
Heptullah administered pledge to participants which included students, to conserve petroleum products, endeavour to educate young people to avoid wasteful use of petroleum products and use cleaner fuels for environment protection.
Heptullah said the initiative taken up by PCRA involving young children is a good step in safeguarding their future. March of human progress has been extensively linked with the wealth underneath the earth’s surface. Natural resources like petroleum products have been used in the past without consideration for the future generation, she added. She also urged the students to use alternative source of energy whenever it is feasible.
Chief secretary Oinam Nabakishore Singh urged the people to consciously use natural resources like oil and gas. He said the State Government has already started solar energy schemes. The state government is targeting to generate 50 Mega Watt power by 2022 to fulfill all energy needs, he added.
Heptullah flagged off a “Walk Rally” attended by students in connection with Saksham 2017 festival. Students from various schools, officials from Indian Oil Corporation, traders, dealers and transporters also attended the function.
The month long festival observed across the country will conclude on February 15. The festival will have events like Saksham Asian Cycling Championship, Saksham Driving Contest, Walkathon at Petrol and LPG outlets, Saksham Quiz Competition, District Level Conservation Concert and Bicycle Day.