Silchar (Assam), Jan 31 : More than 600 cyclists took part in the SAKSHAM 2021 Cyclothon organized by Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) today in Silchar as part of SAKSHAM 2021 Cyclothon being observed in 300 cities simultaneously across the country organized by Oil and Gas PSUs.
Promoted under the slogan Green and Clean Energy to create awareness on health, environment and fuel conservation, the Cyclothon followed an about 6 km route starting from the Police Parade Ground, Silchar via Tennis Club via State Bank via Narshimtula to culminate at Radiant English school, Nagatilla point. The event was organized with due consideration to social distancing protocols.
Cyclothon is part of SAKSHAM (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) 2021, a month long campaign observed across the country from Janm16 to 15th Feb 15 promoted under the tagline ‘ Green and Clean Energy’. Spearheaded by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) with the help of Public Sector Oil & Gas companies under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG), Govt. of India, the objective of this campaign is to sensitize the masses about the conservation and efficient use of petroleum products for better health and environment.
The Cyclothon was flagged off by the Dy. Speaker of Assam Assembly Aminul Haque Laskar who was the Chief Guest for the event in presence of MLA Silchar Dilip Paul DC, Cachar Smt. Keerthi Jalli, IAS; SP Cachar Bhanwar Lal Meena, IPS, CEO Zila Parisad Silchar Ms Deepshikha Dey, GM ( Mktg) NRL Subrata Das, DGM(Corporate Communications) NRL Ms. Madhuchanda Adhikari and a host of other dignitaries.
Youth icon and paracyclist Rakesh Banik graced the occasion and motivated hundreds of children and youths who thronged the Police Parade ground at 6.00 AM in the morning.
GM(Mktg) NRL Subrata Das welcomed the gathering and enunciated about SAKSHAM and its objectives. This was followed by SAKSHAM pledge taking on oil and gas conservation led by DGM(Corporate Communications) NRL Ms. Madhuchanda Adhikari.