ONGC Swachhta Pakhwada Activity Report: Day 1 - 1 July 2021
The Swachhta Pakhwada launched by Government of India, is a fortnight-long program observed to ensure mass participation of citizens in Swachhta activities and to truly transform Swachh Bharat into a citizen’s movement.
This year, Swachh Bharat Pakhwada, 2021 is once again being observed by ONGC with zeal and vigor. The Pakhwada has been flagged off today, across all ONGC work centres by taking the Swachhta E-pledge. The Swachhta Shapathin bilingual (Hindi and English) format was made available on the internal portal of ONGC as well as displayed on the desktops of all ONGCians and 25,841 ONGCians have taken the Swachhta e-pledge. In some work centres Swachhta Pledge was also administered in regional language and displayed on local intranet portal. At Mumbai RO, IPSHEM, Goa and Jorhat pledge was administered by Senior Officers through MS Teams & CISCO Webex respectively, 165 employees participated in this online e-pledge activity. Swachhta awareness banners have also been placed at prominent locations in various Work Centres.
In the current times of global pandemic, it has been ensured that the electronic version of pledge was made available on the internal portal of ONGC, as well as on Desktop PC of ONGCians to enable all employees to access the pledge remotely/from work station to read and take the pledge from their homes/ work stations itself. This innovative intervention has enabled ONGCians to take the Swachhta Pledge while observing COVID-19 protocols. The availability of Electronic Pledge on internal portal was widely publicized within the organization through messages on Whatsapp Groups.
Physical administration of Pledges
Apart from the e-pledge, work centres like CBM Bokaro, Assam Asset, Nazira also administered the pledge to their employees in the office premises.
At Assam Asset, Nazira, Swachhta Pledge was physically taken by 30 senior officers of ONGC and Assam Police at Nazira during Security coordination meeting held today.
Swachhta Awareness Message through SMS
Message of Mahatma Gandhi, “So long as you do not take the broom and bucket in your hands, you cannot make your towns and cities clean”, was also sent as SMS alert to all 28,500 employees of ONGC for creating awareness and spreading message of Swachhta. In addition to this, at Western Offshore Unit, Mumbai, Swachhta SMS message was sent to all 7,049 employees across 5 locations in Mumbai.
Swachhta Awareness on Social Media handles
ONGC has also posted relevant Swachhta messages on its social media handles on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to create awareness on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene, especially during these times.