A cycle rally cum mass awareness campaign was held as part of the ongoing ‘Saksham 2019’, a month-long festival on capacity building programme on conservation of fuel in Imphal on Sunday.
Similar cycle rallies were also organized in 200 cities across India which is the world’s third-largest oil consumer.
The cycle rally of national importance was organized by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd(BPCL) in collaboration with the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd(IOC) and Petroleum conservation research association(PCRA) in Imphal city.
Manipur Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution Minister Karam Shyam Singh Commissioner M Lakshmikumar of Transport, State Head (Retail) Peeyush Gupta of North East BPCL, former Vice Chancellor Prof H Tombi(Retd),SPs K Meghachandra (Imphal East) and H Jogeshandra(Imphal West) along with state’s first Olympian P Neelakomol attended formal gathering of the campaign at the lawn of Hotel Imphal.
Most of the speakers in the day’s event said that conserving and preserving energy should be pursued as a responsibility.
On the other hand reiterating the need to develop a cycle track in the greater Imphal area as part of reviving the bicycle riding habits, Minister Shyam expressed also appealed to those who attended the day’s programme to start thinking and learning about good things in life by conserving fuel and using bicycles will help the society as well as the country growth in terms of saving its economy and environment.
Minister Shyam, Commissioner (Transport) Lakshmikumar, Peeyush Gupta of BPCL, Prof Tombi (Retd) took part in the rally which was flagged off from Hotel Imphal premises in Imphal passes through Chingmeirong Khongnang ani-karak, Manipur State Legsiatlative assembly,Thangmeiband, Khoyathong, Kangla moat road, Nitapachuthek, Sanjenthong, Palace gate, Hatta-Minuthong, North AOC and converged at the starting point.
The oil and gas conservation awareness drive through various forms of activities including rallies, walk, painting competition besides distributing pamphlets etc is being organized from January 16 to February 15 2019 across the country under the aegis of the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, government of India.