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The one-month long fuel conservation campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Saksham 2020, was launched at Tribal Research Institute, DM College campus, Dewlahland in Manipur capital Imphal on Thursday.

This flagship programme which will be observed till February 15, strives to conserve petroleum products in all spheres of our activities so that supplies of these scarce resources last longer for the progress of our country.

The function was organized by Public Sector Oil & Gas Companies in Manipur in association with PCRA under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.

Manipur’s Consumers Affairs Food & Public Distribution (CAF&PD) Minister Karam Shyam, CAF&PD Commissioner Bobby Waikhom, state level coordinator Raj Kumar Mohen Singh of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Imphal Divisional Office were present during the campaign launching function.

Speaking on the occasion, minister Karam Shyam stressed on creating awareness about the conservation of petroleum products like coal, gas and other oils which are likely to exhaust in the next 40-50 years.

Drawing the attention of the students present at the function, Minister Karam Shyam suggested to use cycle for transport and not to feel ashamed of doing good things.

Human beings are the greatest of all living beings in their ability to think about the future and service to mankind, he added.

Minister Shyam who also holds revenue portfolio further highlighted that children should try to think good thoughts, consult with parents, clear concepts about exam courses and do good in order to gain wisdom in life.

In his speech, state level coordinator Raj Kumar Mohen Singh emphasized on the tagline of Saksham 2020: Save fuel, save environment.

He also said that there is a dire need to sensitise citizens about the necessity for fuel conservation as India at present imports around 70 per cent of petroleum products from outside countries.

Saksham 2020 Pledge was administered during the function to avoid wasteful use of petroleum products so as to build a new and healthy India for our future generations.

Transporters and students of different schools of the state took part in the day’s function wherein a Sit and draw paintings competition for school students was also held.

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