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ONGC’s Drinking Water Project inaugurated at historic Dholebagan HS School

Avik Chakraborty

Drinking Water Project was inaugurated by Executive Director-Asset Manager, ONGC Assam Asset, S D Maske at the historic Dholebagan HS School, Charaideo district on October 27, 2018.

The School, established in 1919, is celebrating its Centenary Year and ONGC’s ‘Drinking Water Project’, commemorating the Centenary Year, will benefit the 700 plus Students, Teachers & Staff of the historic School.

ED-Asset Manager, ONGC, Assam Asset, S D Maske inaugurating the drinking water project at the historic Dholebagan HS School, Charaideo

Providing clean and safe drinking water in schools, in and around ONGC’s operational area, is a CSR initiative by ONGC Assam Asset in association with ONGC’s All India OBC & MOBC Employees Welfare Association. It may be mentioned that in Financial Year 2017-18, ONGC’s School Drinking Water Project benefitted more than 10,000 School Children in 32 Schools in Sivasagar and Charaideo Districts, at Project cost of Rs.1.07 Crore.

 In Financial Year 2018-19 the project is being extended to another 52 Schools, which would benefit more than 15,000 School Children at a Project cost of Rs.1.68 Crore.

Inaugurating the projects, Executive Director-Asset Manager, ONGC Assam Asset,  S D Maske personally interacted with the students of Dholebagan HS School, enquiring about various facilities available in the school and how ONGC can supplement further infrastructural development of the historic school. Maske encouraged the students to speak openly and his personal touch made an impact on all.

ED-Asset Manager, ONGC, Assam Asset, S D Maske with the students after inaugurating the drinking water project at the historic Dholebagan HS School, Charaideo

On receiving the feedback from the students he announced financial support of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand) for sports items and musical instruments for the school and further assured to extend financial support for procurement of Desks & Benches for classrooms and Science Laboratory equipment under CSR initiative. Maske requested the School Management to submit proposal for the same through the District Administration at the earliest.

ONGC’s Drinking Water Project in the school was highly appreciated by the students, teachers, school management, parents and the local people. School Management, Principal, Teachers and Students of the schools expressed that many students would often fall sick due to water borne diseases, which not only affects personal health but academic performance too.

Thus ONGC’s initiative to provide clean drinking water would improve the personal health of the students and teachers, reduce absenteeism, fostering overall academic performance of these schools. Shri Pradip Buragohain, Principal, Dholebagan HS School welcomed the project as an invaluable gift to the school on its Centenary Year.

Addressing the students, teachers, parents and local people assembled on the occasion at the school, Executive Director-Asset Manager, ONGC Assam Asset, S D Maske emphasised that ONGC is giving focused attention to empower people through CSR projects & initiatives. He thanked the School Management for making ONGC part of its Centenary Year celebrations.

Maske further emphasised that future of the Nation depends on the children and students and we all have to come forward to provide them right platform for growth & development. He also encouraged the students to be role models for Swachha Bharat Mission, ensuring a clean, hygienic and healthy India.

 Sanjay Goel, GM (HR), ONGC and President-CWC, ONGC AIOBCMOBCEWA, Mr. Jayanta Patar also emphasised that ONGC is an integral part of the larger society in Assam and appealed all to support ONGC in its operations as growth of ONGC is directly proportional to the development of the area. Mr. Amandeep Singh, I/C-CSR, ONGC, Mr. Hemonta Kumar Gogoi, Secretary, AIOBCMOBCEWA, Assam Asset Branch, Shri Pradip Buragohain, Principal, Dholebagan HS School were also present.

 

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