The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) inaugurated a Drinking Water Project at Dhitaipukhuri High School in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar district on Friday under its CSR scheme.
Executive director and asset manager, ONGC, Assam Asset, Sanjeev Kakran while inaugurating the project emphasized that ONGC has a strong and special emotional connect with the people of Assam.
He said ONGC is always committed for development of the State.
The ED further added that ONGC is giving focused attention to empower people through CSR projects and ONGC seeks to work with local people as a team for development of the region.
Addressing the students, teachers and parents assembled on the occasion Kakran underlined that future of the nation depends on the students and ‘we all have to come forward to provide them right platform for growth & development imparting value education’.
Kakran personally interacted with the students and teachers of Dhitaipukhuri High School about various facilities available in the school and how ONGC can supplement further infrastructural development of the school.
He announced financial support of Rs 20,000 for purchasing musical instruments for the students and assured to extend support towards the existing computer lab of the school for the benefit of the students.
Providing clean and safe drinking water in schools, in and around ONGC’s operational area, is a CSR initiative by ONGC Assam Asset.
The project at Dhitaipukhuri High School is implemented by ONGC’s All India OBC & MOBC Employees Welfare Association.
During last two years ONGC’s School Drinking Water Project benefitted more than 15,000 school children in Sivasagar and Charaideo districts.
ONGC’s Drinking Water Project was highly appreciated by the students, teachers, school management, parents and the local people.
School management, principal, teachers and students of the schools expressed that many students would often fall sick due to water borne diseases, which not only affects personal health but academic performance too.
Thus ONGC’s initiative to provide clean drinking water would improve the personal health of the students and teachers, reduce absenteeism, fostering overall academic performance of the schools.
Om Veer Singh, GGM-HES; Sanjay Goel, CGM-Head HR/ER; Jayanta Patar, GM(E); Amandeep Singh, CE-I/C CSR; Simanta Gogoi, chairman and Hemanta Kumar Gogoi, secretary, AIOBCMOBCEWA, Assam Asset Branch were presenton the occasion.
The prgramme was also attended by Prasanta Kumar Dutta, headmaster and Acharya Phukan, president, SMDC.
Sweets were also distributed among the students to commemorate the occasion.