Indian Oil hosts fuel conservation programme
Kohima, Feb. 2 (EMN): As part of ‘Saksham 2020,’ a nationwide fuel conservation campaign, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited organised a walkathon with students of Baptist High and Baptist College, on Saturday in Kohima.
Flagging off the walkathon in the campus of Baptist College, Bendangmeren Longkumer, a junior engineer at Public Works department, spoke about judicious use of petroleum products. He expressed appreciation to the Indian Oil Corporation for ‘creating awareness among the students community.’
“Petroleum as a natural resource is not in abundance,” he stated, urging the participants to inculcate the habit of walking and using public transport facilities as far as possible.
Kuoyievinuo Noeline Solo, the headmistress of Baptist High administered the SAKSHAM 2020 pledge to about 200 students who participated in the event.
AK Saikia, an official of the IOCL, spoke about the aims of Saksham 2020 as an effort of the Petroleum ministry to conserve fuel. ‘It is a month-long campaign to create awareness amongst students and consumers to preserve fuel,’ he told the gathering.
Further, Ajit John, a senior manager of Sato Gas Agency in Dimapur, also emphasised on the importance of preserving petroleum products and all natural resources that are within one’s disposal.
“We should also focus on clean energy like solar, wind and hydro. Pollution free and safe planet earth is our responsibility,” he said.
John told Eastern Mirror that the programme was organised to highlight the importance of walking and to educate citizens to judiciously use petrol.
“Wherever we can walk, we should we walk and we should use public transport. We should not depend on petroleum or personal vehicle all the time,” he said.