Friday, 10 August 2018

Celebration of World Bio-Fuel Day

SLC Maharashtra, Oil Industry conducted “World Bio Fuel Day” at Mumbai on 10.08.2018 at Y.B.Chavan Centre, Mumbai.
As part of the Government initiative in regards to promote Bio Fuel manufacturing as well as Consumption, State Level Co-ordinator, Oil Industry, Maharashtra organised “World Bio Fuel Day” at “Yashwantrao Chavan Centre, near Mantralaya, Mumbai.
Shri Prashant Badgeri, Dy. Secretary, Industries, Energy & Labour dept. Govt of Maharashtra was the chief guest for the function. Shri B.B. Patil, Dy. Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection dept. Govt. of Maharashtra was also present for the function.
The programme started with lighting of Lamp, Ganesh Vandana and on a patriotic note with the singing of the National Anthem.
Several prominent personalities were present for the function.
Some of the Senior Oil Company officials present were:
1)Shri D.N. Krishnamurthy, Chief General Manager & Zonal Head, HPCL,
2)Shri I.C. Patel, Chief General Manager & Operations Head, IOCL,
3)Shri Loue Painadath, General Manager Operations (Retail) West, BPCL,
4)Shri Anoop Taneja, General Manager (Highway Retailing) West, BPCL
5) Shri Anurab Deb, General Manager, PR & Brand, BPCL
6) Shri Santosh Nivendkar, SLC Maharashtra, Oil Industry
All the three Oil companies Official, Territory Managers, Sales Officers, Driveway Sales Man, Staffs were also present along with 100 students from the participating schools, Principal, Teachers & around 10-15 farmers, Press Media, Dealers etc.
Welcome address was given by Shri Santosh Nivendkar, SLC Maharashtra-Oil Industry and momentos were given to all the guests.
The Chief Guest of the function, Shri Prashant Badgeri, Dy. Secretary, Industries, Energy & Labour dept. Govt of Maharashtra addressed the gathering on the positive impacts of Bio Fuels and all queries from the audience were addressed.
Shri D.N. Krishnamurthy, Chief General Manager & Zonal Head, HPCL also addressed the audience which were very informative.
A very interactive session with presentation was taken by Shri Santosh Nivendkar, SLC Maharashtra, Oil Industry in which he made each one in the audience understand the process of making Biofuel and the benefits of the same commercially and to the environment.
A Quiz on Biofuel was conducted for the school children and DSMs present for the function and on the spot prizes were given to the winners.
A short film on Biofuels in English & Marathi was shown to the audience. Walkathon by School Children carrying Biofuel messages on placards was organised.
In view of this event, a painting competition on Biofuels was conducted on 8th August at Mumbai where about 300 students had participated.
The winning school students of painting and essay writing competition were felicitated at the hands of Chief Guests.
The farmers were warmly welcomed & felicitated at the hands of the Chief Guest.
The lectures on Bio Fuel were well received by the audience and they have got clarification of their various doubts during open forum.
The function was compered by Ms. Monica Azad, BPCL Mumbai and vote of thanks was given by Shri Ashok Tiwari, Bharat Petroleum Corpn. Ltd.

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