Mangaluru, Apr 24: Enthusiastic participation by people of all ages was witnessed at the Walkathon organised on Sunday, April 24, by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. This event was organised as a part of 'Samrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav (SAKSHAM) 2022', a monthlong annual fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA). PCRA functions under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Flagging off the Walkathon, MLA-Mangalore North, Bharath Shetty, stressed the initiative which is aiming to bring awareness towards various efforts being made in the country for saving fuel.
The walkathon traversed through Suratkal, via Bustand along the National Highway, before converging back at the Govinda Dasa College. T-shirts, Caps and Masks were distributed. Around 600 enthusiasts including students from NITK and Vidyadayini group of institutions, employees and family members of MRPL along with local residents took part in the event. Placards with energy conservation messages were displayed. The walkathon ended with refreshment to the participants.
The event was well supported by Rotary Club and Govinda Dasa College. The event was followed up by cultural programme organized stressing upon nature and energy conservation. Mime act was also displayed for saving electricity by various cultural groups.
Director-Refinery MRPL, Shri Sanjay Verma, Group general manager- Technical Services, Shri Shyam Prasad Kamath and other senior officials of MRPL were present.