Swachhta Pakhwada 01 July 2019 (Day One)

The Swachhta Pakhwada activities commenced at the Corporate Office of ONGC, Delhi. The event started with the administering of the Pledge by Director (Exploration) Mr. Ajay Kumar Dwivedi, along with Director Finance, Director HR and Director Exploration OVL, Key Executives of Delhi and all the Employees.

Director (Exploration) along with other Directors and Key Executives
Director (Exploration) along with other Directors and Key Executives

Film Making Contest – In this Inaugural function, Director (HR) Dr. Alka Mittal formally launched a Film Making Contest for ONGCians.  ONGC CSR Department is organizing a short film making contest among the students of ONGC supported Kendra Vidyalaya’s; other ONGC supported schools in work centres and the wards of ONGCians. Short films on the theme “How is Swachh Bharat Mission Impacting Lives in India?”  are to be created. Cash prizes worth Rs. 6.25 Lakh will be awarded to the winners of this Short Film making contest.

Swachhta Pakhwada

Pavement Painting Activity - Later on all the Directors along with the Key Executives took part in the painting of the pavement in the garden. Keeping this in mind that Beautification is also a part of Cleanliness, this pavement painting activity was organized. It was such an engaging and interesting event and brings out the artistic side of all the ONGCians.

Directors and Key Executives at the garden
Directors and Key Executives at the garden

To mark the beginning of the Swachhta Pakhwada, Dr. Alka Mittal flagged-off Clean Himalaya Expedition. Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) will drive The Clean Himalaya Expedition comprises cleaning of mountains in the following three regions: -

  1. Kedarnath in UK Himalaya
  2. Khaliya Top-Munsiyari in UK Himalaya
  3. Dharamshala - Mcleodganj in Himachal Himalaya

Director (HR) at the Flag-Off Ceremony
Director (HR) at the Flag-Off Ceremony

E-Waste management: As a part of ONGC Swachhta Pakhwada 2019, an E-waste Collection Drive and Awareness Campaign has also been launched in North East in partnership with the United Global Trust. The first collection drive started from ONGC’s Guwahati Office, where all the employees donated their E-waste. More than 25 tonnes of E-waste is expected to be collected in this Swachhta Pakhwada from 01 July - 15 July 2019.

ONGCians participating in the E-waste Collection Drive and Awareness Campaign
ONGCians participating in the E-waste Collection Drive and Awareness Campaign

Tree plantation: Tree plantation activity was carried out by the staff of ONGC, CBM Asset Bokaro. Breathing pure is one of the key factors to promote cleanliness in the vicinity. Trees are the oxygen factories on Earth, and thus tree plantation is a significant activity to be done under the Cleanliness Campaign. Trees also help in absorbing the carbon dioxide emission and emission of other pollutant gases and thus help in keeping the air pure.

Tree plantation Activity by ONGCians
Tree plantation Activity by ONGCians

Toilet building: A brand new toilet block was inaugurated for both boys and girls at ZPH School, Kovadda by ONGC Kakinada. To promote good health and eliminate hazards due to the contamination of the environment, toilet building activity is a significant step.

New Toilet Block being inaugurated by ONGC officials
New Toilet Block being inaugurated by ONGC officials

Pledge for cleanliness: Around 6768 people consisting of employees and students from different schools took the pledge to continue maintaining their surrounding area clean and hygienic. Pledges were administered by the Key Executives. Following are some of the photographs of the event.

Pledge taking ceremony at Mehsana KV Students, Silchar
Pledge taking ceremony at Mehsana           KV Students, Silchar

Pledge taking ceremony at Karikal Pledge taking ceremony at Ahmedabad
Pledge taking ceremony at Karikal               Pledge taking ceremony at Ahmedabad

Pledge taking ceremony at Jodhpur Pledge taking ceremony at Kakinada
Pledge taking ceremony at Jodhpur           Pledge taking ceremony at Kakinada

Pledge taking ceremony at Mumbai Pledge taking ceremony at KV, ONGC Jorhat
Pledge taking ceremony at Mumbai           Pledge taking ceremony at KV, ONGC Jorhat

Cleanliness drive: More than 200 employees and school children participated in the cleanliness drive in different centres of ONGC along with the students of KV and Shishu Vihar.  Following are the pictures of the initiative: -

Cleaniness drive at Silchar Shishu Vihar, Ahmedabad
Cleaniness drive at Silchar                  Shishu Vihar, Ahmedabad

Cleaniness drive at Rajahmundry Cleaniness drive at Dehardun
Cleaniness drive at Rajahmundry           Cleaniness drive at Dehardun

Cleaniness drive at Kakinada Cleaniness drive at Tripura
Cleaniness drive at Kakinada           Cleaniness drive at Tripura

Cleaniness drive at Baroda Cleaniness drive at Jorhat
Cleaniness drive at Baroda           Cleaniness drive at Jorhat

Awareness Campaigns: Various awareness campaigns related to cleanliness and maintaining good health and hygiene were conducted at different locations. Here is a glimpse of the activity.

Awareness campaign at Mumbai  Awareness campaign at Baroda
Awareness campaign at Mumbai           Awareness campaign at Baroda

E-Pledge: All the ONGC Employees across India took e-pledge as soon as they logged into their respective systems.  This marked the beginning of the Swachchta Pakawada on behalf of all the Employees of ONGC. This is how Swachchta Pakhwada started with the motto to promote good health and hygiene and making the Cleanliness initiative of ONGC successful.

E-Pledge for all the ONGC Employees
E-Pledge for all the ONGC Employees